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Grandmother from South India took her first exam in her life when she was 96 and most importantly Amma got full marks in the reading section of the literacy test . She rose to fame overnight as people from all over India started sharing her story on social media.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India has a new social media sensation and it’s special. Karthyayini Amma, 96, is the oldest known student to sit for an exam. She is part of her district literacy mission in Alappuzha, a small town in the state of Kerala.
“Amma was calm and confident when she came to take her exams at the Kanichenellur Government Lower Primary School in Cheppad Alappuzha,” Sathi, an exam coordinator teacher told local media after the exam.
Karthyayini Amma, 96, from Alappuzha, took the very first exam in her life and got the highest mark on her reading test. It will enter 4th standard next year 😊
45,000 elderly people took the tests of the literacy mission in Kerala. Age is not a barrier to learning! #TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/jFPXgZs0CS
– Navniet Sekera (@navsekera) August 7, 2018
This is Karthyayini Amma from the state of Kerela in southern India. She is 96 years old and will be entering grade 4 and plans to study until grade 10. Go get this education queen !! We encourage you all pic.twitter.com/j7nPLTxWvG
The 96-year-old, who has been tutored for over six months to take the exam, feels she has studied too much for no reason. She also seems confident enough to pull off the written trick, Sathi added.