New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that if we wish to progress in life, develop ourselves, wish to achieve something in life, the first pre-condition for that is the student within us must never die.
PM Modi gave an example of 105-year old Bhagirathi Amma from Kollam who passed level 4 exam with 75 per cent of marks.
PM Modi saluted Bhagirathi Amma for her perseverance and determination irrespective of the age bar.
PM Modi narrated, ” Our 105 year old Bhagirathi Amma, also gives us this inspiration. Now you would be wondering, who Bhagirathi Amma is! Bhagirathi Amma lives in Kollam in Kerala. She lost her mother when she was very young. Soon after her marriage at a young age, she lost her husband as well. But Bhagirathi Amma did not let go of her courage, did not lose her spirit. She had to quit school before she was 10-years-old. She restarted her school education at the age of 105! She started studying again!In spite of her advanced age, Bhagirathi Amma wrote her level 4 exam…and then eagerly awaited her results. She scored 75 percent in her exams. Not just that, she scored cent per cent marks in Mathematics. Amma now wants to continue her studies; wants to appear for higher exams. It’s obvious that people like Bhagirathi Amma are the strength of this country; a great source of inspiration for all of us. Today I specially salute Bhagirathi Amma.”