96-year-old Karthyayani Amma from Kerala has already set an example with her passion and undying spirit.
She has now been selected as the Commonwealth of Learning Goodwill Ambassador, according to a report by Mathrubhumi.
The Commonwealth of Learning is an intergovernmental organisation of The Commonwealth headquartered in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It aims to promote distance education and open learning among its 53 member nations.
Commonwealth of Learning Vice President, Balasubramanian visited Karthyayani Amma after she topped Aksharalaksham literacy examination conducted by Kerala State Literacy Mission.
Her story will now be featured in the journals published by Commonwealth of Learning across the world.
Last year, she became the oldest person ever to top Kerala’s Literacy exam. The 96-year-old has never attended school and also worked as a domestic help to raise her children.
She has made us proud globally.
The one and only Commonwealth Learning Goodwill Ambassador😍. More Power to you dear Karthyayani Amma@NishaPurushoth2 @dhanyarajendran@SnehaMKoshy @MathewLiz @PadmajaJoshi @anusha @Nidhi @NSMlive pic.twitter.com/CwIN4ypmvE— Jvin Tootu (@jvin_tootu) January 20, 2019
Karthyayani Amma, the unstoppable student at her 90s, is now Commonwealth of Learning’s @COL4D Goodwill Ambassador. The aim of the initiative is to spread awareness about distance education and open learning among its 53 member nations. pic.twitter.com/xynt3CpM5C— Patron of the natural world (@BejoyKx) January 20, 2019
https://t.co/LYaYzcSZdtThis is the kind of India we want to promote. Do we care for her caste, religion, region or any discriminating features? We love her and respect her unconditionally, for the person she is, the Indian she is. #Proudindian— Sym (@sshelby01) January 21, 2019
Inspiring!Age is just a number…….!Amazing will power, perseverance and quest to learn……!96-year-old Karthyayani Amma becomes Commonwealth Goodwill Learning Ambassador https://t.co/W4mDl4BrnY— Dr. S. Raghavachari (@DrSRaghavachari) January 20, 2019
More power to you Amma!