proving that age is no barrier of learning, 90 year old mythili, a native of a fishing hamlet in Kozhikode, has secured full marks as part of the Aksharasagaram, another flagship initiative of Kerala State Literacy Mission to eradicate illiteracy among fisher folk in the state.
The state toppers in various examinations conducted by KSLMA were felicitated by education minister C.Raveendranath with medals and certificates. The minister said education was a continuing process which pushes one to investigate and ask questions come to our mind. Simply going through the constitution of india will not raise any doubts but when we start understanding the idea behind things, more questions arise and eventually we learn more. Only then will the objective of Literacy Mission to achieve 100% Literacy be complete- minister said.
Recently, Karthyayani Amma, a 96 year old new- literate had hit the headlines by scoring 98 marks out of 100 under the Aksharalaksham project.
Besides changathi and Aksharalaksham the mission has also conducted examinations under the Navachethan and Samagra programmes, envisaged to educate backward classes and tribals respectively.
A total of 8,605 neo-literates have won various examinations under different projects.