The new syllabus set in place for Tamil Nadu by the State Council of Education, Research and Training (SCERT) for classes 1 through 12, has tried to educate children about local achievers. 

This time, a young boy from Erode, M Yasin has found his place in class 2 textbook for his honest deed. He joins the ranks of other achievers like ‘Padman’ Arunachalam Muruganantham and Paralympic star Mariyappan Thangavelu. 

From this year onwards, students of class 2 will learn about this boy and his honesty as a part of their Tamil lessons. Yasin is the son of casual labourers Batcha and Afrose Beham. 

New Indian Express

According to The New Indian Express, A class II student at a government school at Chinnasemur, Yasin was playing with fellow students during the interval when he came upon an abandoned bag. He promptly handed it over to his class teacher, who found that it contained Rs 50,000 cash. The teacher not only appreciated Yasin for his honesty but also informed Superintendent of Police Sakthiganesan about the boy’s work.

Word of the boy’s honesty soon reached the media and appreciation came pouring in from several sources. Adding to the praise, actor Rajinikanth invited Yasin to his house and said his piece.

Now a class III student, Yasin has the distinction of being part of the syllabus for his peers in the lesson titled ‘Aathisoodi-nerpada ozhugu’.