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Accolades pour in for 104-year-old Kuttiyamma who aced Kerala literacy exam

Compliments and accolades are pouring in for 104-year-old Kuttiyamma who aced a preliminary literacy examination carried out by the Kerala authorities final week.

Kuttiyamma, a local of Ayarkunnam panchayat in Kottayam district, scored 89 out of 100 marks in an examination carried out as part of ‘Mikavulsavam’, a mission of the Kerala State Literacy Mission to check preliminary data of scholars. These clearing the examination with flying colors, like Kuttiyamma, are eligible to sit down for the fourth-grade equal literacy examination. As a part of the mission, such examinations are held in each panchayat within the state.

Kuttiyamma, a local of Ayarkunnam panchayat in Kottayam district, scored 89 out of 100 marks within the examination.

State Training Minister V Sivankutty congratulated the centenarian for her grit and dedication. He stated that Kuttiyamma confirmed that an individual’s age is not any hurdle in making an entry into the world of letters, phrases and data. “If there’s a thoughts to attain targets, age is only a quantity,” he stated.

As soon as the outcomes got here out on Nov 10, the members of Ayarkunnam panchayat council visited Kuttiyamma’s residence and felicitated her. District leaders of the CPI(M) and the BJP additionally made their option to her house to congratulate her on her achievement.

Saksharata prerak Rehna, who skilled Kuttiyamma in studying, writing and different features of the literacy examination, informed indianexpress.com, “She was very fascinated by studying. She used to learn the newspaper a bit. Her members of the family informed me that she was capable of put letters collectively and skim. However she didn’t know methods to write. So, I taught her to put in writing her identify and deal with. She picked up very quick.”

Rehna stated she taught Kuttiyamma and 6 different college students for about two months previous to the examination.

Kuttiyamma, she stated, could be very energetic and will transfer round the home on her personal with out anybody’s assist. “Nevertheless, she is a bit arduous of listening to and her eyesight is weak throughout the evening,” she added.

The literacy examination examined members on maths, Malayalam and basic data.

“Maths is her favorite topic. In her youth, she used to handle a store promoting greens so she is sort of good with numbers and calculations. She bought full marks in maths. The one part the place she couldn’t rating properly was wherein she was requested to put in writing about her native panchayat and the state of Kerala. By then, she was fairly drained. However she was very completely satisfied along with her consequence as a result of she didn’t anticipate to attain so excessive,” Rehna stated.

The literacy examination examined members on maths, Malayalam and basic data.

Rejini Biju, Kuttiyamma’s grand-daughter-in-law, stated the centenarian has seen 5 generations of her household and owed her lengthy lifespan to the self-discipline in her private habits.

“She has a strict meals routine. She eats solely breakfast and dinner, that too, in small portions. She has an affinity for tapioca and fish. She doesn’t sleep throughout the day and retains herself energetic and engaged. That’s why she has no main well being issues like diabetes or hypertension that we usually affiliate with aged folks,” Rejini stated.

Kerala’s literacy programme that goals to impart studying, writing and different academic expertise particularly to those that couldn’t go to high school for numerous causes has been a stupendous success. In recent times, the programme has usually hit headlines with nonagenarians and centenarians, most frequently ladies, scoring excessive marks in equivalency examinations.

Final yr, Bhageerathi Amma, a resident of Kollam district, was awarded the Centre’s Nari Shakti Puraskar for her contribution in direction of ladies empowerment. At 105, she was the oldest learner within the state’s literacy programme and cracked the Class IV equivalency examination with a 75% rating. In July this yr, she handed away on the age of 107.

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