Karthyayani Amma's perseverance and hard work despite her old age caught the attention of Commonwealth of Learning. She is looking forward to taking the SSLC examination (Class 10 board exam).
Alappuzha: 96-year-old Karthyayani Amma, who set a new record with the Kerala state literacy mission’s results of the Class 4-equivalent examination, has been selected as the Commonwealth of Learning Goodwill Ambassador.
Commonwealth of Learning intends to campaign for distance education in the member countries (53 countries). It is reported that Commonwealth of Learning vice president Balasubramanian visited Karthyayani Amma and understood her learning methods and collected some photographs as well.
Balasubramanian had said to media that the story of Karthyayani Amma’s achievement would be featured in the journals published in various countries. Following this, she has been selected as the goodwill ambassador.
On November 8, she was gifted a laptop by Kerala education minister C Raveendranath. The 96-year-old student had scored 98 out of 100 in the exams.
The 96-year-old, a native of Alappuzha district, was felicitated by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan for scoring 98 marks out of 100 in the state's literacy programme.
This granny didn't get the opportunity to study during her childhood because she got married at a very young age. But she is happy to explore her long-buried academic passion at this age. And she is working hard to achieve her goal.
Karthyayani Amma has grabbed the headlines for her perseverance and hard work despite her old age. She is looking forward to taking the SSLC examination (Class 10 board exams).
The senior citizen got the opportunity to study at this age, thanks to the scheme introduced by the district literacy mission. A teacher had been appointed specially for Karthyayani Amma because of her declining health. The teacher would regularly come to Amma's house five days a week.
Earlier, the photograph of Karthyayani Amma writing the exam had gone viral on social media. Over 45,000 senior citizens from across Kerala appeared for the literacy mission's test and she was the oldest among the candidates, who cleared the literacy examinations.
Karthyayani Amma's grandchildren are studying in Class 5 and Class 9. She is delighted to discuss her course material with the children of her second generation.
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Last Updated Jan 20, 2019, 4:46 PM IST