It is believed that a human learns lessons all his/her life. Also, there is no age of studies, you can start from anywhere and at any age. And Karthyayani Amma from Kerela is one such example. She is 96 years old and has decided to study till the 10th class. She is considered to be the oldest student of the state. She resides in Alappuzha district of Kerala.
How did she decide to continue her studies?
According to the local reports, it happened in January 2018 when the literacy crew of Cheppad Gram Panchayat went to Laxmi Vedu Colony, for a literacy drive. This drive was meant for the elderly. Most of the elderly women of the colony tried to avoid this literacy mission but Karthyayani Amma came forward to be a part of it.
Amma is currently studying mathematics along with the alphabet of Malayalam. In the coming year, Amma will not only start studying class Fourth but with that, she will learn English. After this initiative of Amma, 30 elders living in the colony too enrolled in the course.
Karthyayani Amma’s father was a tutor by profession. But despite that, she and her sister left school when they were 12 years old. Both of them worked in a temple located near the house.