TN’s first transgender who passed school exams

- Abhishek Kumar   13-05-2017


Tharika Banu is the only special student who completed the full school education in Tamil Nadu. Tharika Banu is a transgender, who passed the final exam and got 537 marks.  She hails from Thoothukudi district.  

Though, she is not satisfied with the result, but the achievement of completion and getting it as a transgender is certainly a great achievement for Tharika Banu.

Getting admission in a school is almost impossible for a transgender. This was same for Tharika also. Once, she had lost all hope as most educational institutions she approached had refused her admission. Finally a government girl’s higher secondary school gave her admission.

She aims to become a doctor and this is why she opted for science stream in the exam. Tharika admits she will have to perform better and give her best to achieve her goal.