In an act of generosity, an 85-year-old retired headmistress, K Ponmanidevi, from Tamil Nadu has donated her land worth Rs 4 crore for constructing government school buildings in Erode district.

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According to a report by TOI, she started her career as a teacher in a government school in the district in 1964. After serving as a teacher for 32 years, she retired in 1996 as the headmistress of a government high school in Modachur in Gobichettipalayam taluk.

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This isn't the first time she has shown such gesture of humanity. In 2006, she transferred 25 cents of land to the backward classes welfare department which wanted to construct a hostel for boys and girls. 

Again in 2015, she donated Rs 2 lakh to the government when the education department took steps to upgrade Chithode government girls high school as a higher secondary school.

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Expressing her desire to continue working for public good she said,

I want to do good as long as I live.

Her heartwarming act of generosity is unique in its own way.