On 5th August 2021, advocate Swati Bidhan Baruah who is the founder of the All Assam Transgender Association won the prestigious Indian Achiever’s Award for her achievements and contribution to nation-building.
Who is Advocate Swati Bidhan Baruah?
Swati Bidhan Baruah made history when she became Assam’s first transgender judge in 2018. After internet connections were shut down in Assam as a result of protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, she was in the headlines again a year later when she filed a case in the Gauhati High Court (CAA).
Swati, formerly known as Bidhan Baruah, has fought for the rights of the transgender community. She made headlines in 2012 when she filed a case in the Bombay High Court after her family refused to allow her to have sex reassignment surgery.
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What is the Indian Achiever’s Award?
Circumstances, a lack of money, and setbacks are not obstacles for certain persons in society. Regardless of the odds, these winners polish their lives in their sphere of interest to the point where they stand out in society. These individuals, having reached tremendous heights in their respective fields, require encouragement, which is why the Achievers’ World Excellence Awards were created.
Individuals, entrepreneurs, businessmen, educators, activists, professionals, and others are brought together on a common platform and honored for their outstanding efforts with Achievers’ Awards in many categories. The winners and their stories are highlighted in the Achievers’ World magazine, which is distributed to a wide spectrum of people in India and abroad.