104-year-old woman in India’s Kerala state gets 89 out of 100 marks in exam

WION Web Team
Kochi, Kerala Published: Nov 15, 2021, 01:52 PM(IST)

A visibly ecstatic 104-year-old Kuttiyamma. Photograph:( Twitter )

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A 104-year-old woman, Kuttiyamma, has scored 89/100 in the Kerala State Literacy Mission's test in India. She proved age is no barrier to enter the world of knowledge. The state’s Education Minister Vasudevan Sivankutty posted a picture of 104-year-old Kuttiyamma on social media

Education knows no age bar. A person can study at any point of time in life. This phrase is apt to describe the tale of a beaming centenarian, who has given the citizens of India yet another reason to cheer.   

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Not just this, it is also a proud moment for the Indian state of Kerala as it has always had an inclination towards education as it has been the state with the highest literacy state for a long time.    

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The government of Kerala has also started to brag about its famed literacy endeavours as the state’s Education Minister Vasudevan Sivankutty on Friday posted a picture of 104-year-old Kuttiyamma on social media along with a heartfelt message to congratulate her for scoring well in an exam.

The exam was conducted by the government's continuing education initiative.     

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"104-year-old Kuttiyamma from Kottayam has scored 89/100 in the Kerala State Literacy Mission's test. Age is no barrier to enter the world of knowledge. With utmost respect and love, I wish Kuttiyamma and all other new learners the best," Sivankutty tweeted.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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