Many people let go of their dreams because they believe they are too old to learn. It could be about starting a new career or learning a new hobby.
But, Karthiyani Amma, a 96-year-old woman has proven them all wrong.
Amma from Kerala’s Alappuzha, famously known for becoming the oldest ‘student’ to appear for the ‘Aksharalaksham’ literacy program of Kerala State Literacy Mission, has added a new feather in her cap.
‘Aksharalaksham’, means a million letters, is a project by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA). The program is aimed at eradicating illiteracy among the aged and deprived population of Kerala.
After attending the literacy program, Amma has cleared her exam with flying colors by scoring 98 marks out of 100.
Amma’s inspiring story can motivate anyone who is about to give up on one’s dream or believe that they are too old to start on them.
Amma worked as a domestic help and sweeper to raise her six children after the death of her husband. But, a special person inspired her to take up learning. And she was her own daughter. Her daughter, at age 60, cleared her Class X equivalent inspiring 96-year-old Amma to learn and achieve this feat.
By scoring 98% she has made all of us believe that achieving our dreams is possible. All we need is to commit and make it happen!