For learning there is no age bar’ is statement is suits on 96 year old Arthyayini Amma’s. Alappuzha’s most famous granny Karthyayini Amma has again achieved her higher score in exam. Karthyayini Amma’s academic progress has been not only closely followed in the state but also in outside state.
This is not first time Arthyayini Amma’s scored high in the exams. In August this year, she obtained a full score in her reading test. It wasn’t just her family which celebrated. It was also the hundreds of people she has inspired with her never-too-late spirit.
Arthyayini Amma’s inspired by the her daughter Ammini Amma, Over two years ago, her 60-year-old daughter, Ammini Amma, passed the literacy mission’s course, which is equivalent to Class 10 in the formal education system. Watching her daughter pack her bags and leave for school apparently inspired Karthyayini Amma, too, to pick up pen and paper.
“We got the results 4 days ago and she was elated to hear that she got 98. She scored 30 on 30 in her reading test, 40 on 40 in Malayalam writing and 28 on 30 in Mathematics. She was expecting a 100 on 100. I feel she has lost 2 marks because she would have missed a step or two while solving the problems,” Sathi, Karthyayani Amma’s coordinator, told The News Minutes.
The Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan awards the oldest and youngest of students in the Literacy Course. Sathi and Karthyayani Amma are on their way to Thiruvananthapuram to collect her certificate from CM.
“This year, the oldest is Karthyayani Amma. The youngest student is from Thiruvananthapuram district but we heard that she scored lesser marks than Karthyayani,” Sathi added.
Who is a Arthyayini Amma’s?
Karthyayini Amma is from Muttom in Cheppad village, Alappuzha. About an hour’s drive from the town, Karthyayini Amma began her schooling in January 2018 when the gram panchayat’s literacy mission brigade arrived at her home in Laksham Veedu Colony, a government housing scheme. But even before the literacy mission people came to her, Karthyayini Amma was interested in studying.