At 97- year old Karthyayani Amma from Kerala, fulfilled her wish of operating a computer. Karthyayani Amma recently secured first rank in the Kerala’s literacy exam under” Aksharalaksham” scheme. She created history by becoming the oldest women to top the Kerala’s literacy exam. Karthyayani Amma secured 98 out of 100 in the exam.
The laptop was gifted by the State Eductaion Minister C. Raveendranath on Wednesday. When she was felicitated by the Chief Minister for her success, she expressed her desire to use computer.
To fulfill this, Minister C. Raveendranath reached her home at Lakshamveedu Colony in Alappuzha’s Harippad and gifted her the laptop. Minister helped to type her name on laptop. She also expressed her desire to pass the examination which is equivalent to SSLC.
Karthyayani Amma, after the death of her husband 57 years ago, she took odd jobs like cleaning temple to sustain her family. She never had a formal education. Children going to school inspired her to study.
Kerala State Literacy Mission aims at attaining 100 percent literacy in the State. The literacy programme evaluates reading, writing and mathematical skills of the candidates. Approximately, 42, 933 candidates cleared the examination this year. Kerala government launched the ‘Aksharalaksham’ scheme on 2018 January to achieve full literacy