Rajasthan issues first transgender birth certificate to Noor Shekhawat

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Noor Shekhawat, a transgender person, received thefirst transgender birth certificate in Rajasthan. His previous birth certificate listed his gender as male.

An Overview of the News

  • The birth certificate was presented to Noor Shekhawat by the municipal and state government officials. The certificate reflects her gender identity as transgender, which is an important milestone.

  • Director of the Economics and Statistics Department and Chief Registrar (Birth and Death) Bhanwarlal Bairwa released the historic transgender birth certificate in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • Going forward, the records of males and females as well as birth records of transgender persons will be included in the corporation's portal. An awareness program will also be launched to encourage other transgender persons to apply for their birth certificates.

  • Noor Shekhawat, who completed her education till class 12 in an English medium school, is actively involved in running an NGO that supports the transgender community.

About Rajasthan

  • It is a state in northern India and is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest by population.

  • It is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast; Madhya Pradesh in the southeast; and Gujarat in the southwest.

  • Rajasthan is also home to three national tiger reserves, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.

Formation - 30 March 1949

Capital- Jaipur

District -33 (7 Circle)

Governor -Kalraj Mishra

Chief Minister - Ashok Gehlot (INC)

Legislative Assembly -Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (200 seats)

Rajya Sabha - 10 seats

Lok Sabha - 25 seats

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