Kerala's 96-year-old topper granny gets laptop

Last week, the nonagenarian had expressed her desire to learn computers and fulfill this, education minister C.Raveendranath visited her home and gifted her a laptop.

Published: 08th November 2018 01:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2018 01:26 PM   |  A+A-

96-year-old topper

Karthiyayani Amma understanding the laptop. (Photo | ANI)

By ANI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: 96-year-old Karthiyayani Amma, who created history after becoming the oldest women to top Kerala's literacy exam under 'Aksharalaksham' scheme, was gifted a laptop by the state education minister C. Raveendranath on Wednesday.

Last week, the nonagenarian had expressed her desire to learn computers. To fulfill this, Raveendranath visited her home and gifted her a laptop.

The 96-year-old, a native of Alappuzha district, was facilitated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinyari Vijayan for scoring 98 marks out of 100 in the state's literacy programme.

Reading, writing and basic mathematical skills are tested in the examination, which was taken by 43,330 candidates.

The literacy programme was launched on Republic Day this year in order to achieve 100 per cent literacy in Kerala.

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