105-year-old granny appears for Class 4 exam

Wednesday 27th November 2019 05:53 EST

Age is merely a number for 105-year-old Bageerathi Amma who scripted history when she appeared for her fourth standard exam becoming the oldest learner of the Kerala State Literacy Mission. This grandmother from Parakulam in Kollam district of Kerala has six children and 16 grandchildren. Bageerathi had to stop her education at the age of nine when she was in Class 3 as she had to take care of her younger siblings. Her yearning to continue her studies was fufilled with the help of officials of the Literary Mission who helped her to realize her dreams. “She is a real motivation for others who want to learn," said C K Pradeep Kumar, district co-ordinator of State Literary Mission. The program aims to develop literacy skills through continuing education, provide chances of each and everyone interested in learning, enable the learners to make use of their learning in their daily life and ensure Secondary-level education to the whole of Kerala.

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