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24-year-old female MBBS student becomes youngest Sarpanch of Rajasthan

24-year-old female MBBS student becomes youngest Sarpanch of Rajasthan

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Shahnaaz Khan is pursuing MBBS at Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.


In a state that is reeling under low gender, ratio is burdened with backward communities who consider women good enough to be given  away in marriages , donor second women education and record cases of child marriage even now has made a remarkable achievement

A 24-year-old female medical student Shahnaaz Khan has become India’s youngest and most educated Sarpanch (and woman, when it comes to the latter) the village has ever seen.

Shahnaaz Khan is pursuing MBBS at Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. As far as her background goes, she studied at The Shri Ram School in Aravali, Gurgaon till Class 10, and did her Class 12 from Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj.

She intends to finish her course and is set to start an internship at Civil Hospital in Gurgaon shortly, after which, she will also be studying for her entrance exams for her postgraduate degree, but, states confidently that these other commitments will not come in the way of her service.

In fact, on the day of the election, Shahnaaz was in the middle of her fourth-year practical examinations for the MBBS course she is pursuing at Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

While the literacy rate in the Bharatpur district, 70.1 percent, is higher than the state average 66.1 percent, there is a noted disparity in the level of education of boys and girls – nearly 30 percent.

Shahnaaz comes from a family of politicians – besides her grandfather, her mother Zahida Khan is a former MLA from Kaman constituency in the district, whereas her father, Jalees Khan, was Kaman pradhan (head of block-level panchayat body).

 


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