“At 97, Karthyayani Amma clears class 4” – Never stops learning, because life never stops teaching.

Learning does not end when we complete academic degrees. It’s a continuous process that starts from our birth and it comes to the end at last breath. More over learning is not only a thing that we learn in classrooms but also lifelong learning is about enriching our minds, refresh our skills, and changing to see the world around us. At age of 97, Kerala’s Karthyayani Amma is a Commonwealth of Learning Goodwell Ambassador. Her learning and methods are found in the Commonwealth of Learning Member States worldwide. This is proof that there is no age gap or limit for those who are interested in learning.


Commonwealth of Learning is a Canadian inter-governmental organization. It aims to promote its 5 countries. The Vice-President of the organization had met Amma. Previously, she had not had a chance to go to school. The test was administered by the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority. she scored 38 out of 40 for writing, 28 on 30 for mathematics. And 30 out of 30 for her reading test. At this age, she has achieved her educational qualifications with her full strength and hard work. It is a celebration of inspiration for people of all classes. Her achievement is inspired to all young people.

The Kerala State Literacy Mission conducts various levels of testing for people who cannot afford schooling at the right time. when the Literacy mission teacher came to collect data about illiterates, at that time she expressed her willingness and urge to learn. Karthyayini Amma enrolled in the literacy mission, she passed the literacy mission course which is equivalent to 10 the class informal education. She is now learning English.


During those days school education was a dream to her. She dropped her school at the age of 12. she was married at 13. Amma’s life was not a Bed of Roses. Although a mother of six children. Widowed at an early age. In addition, she had the biggest responsibility for raising children. After the death of her husband in order to bring her children, she worked as a helper at temples – washing vessels and sweeping. If we determine to reach goals, nothing is an obstacle. Her enthusiasm inspired all youngsters as well as old people. She has an interest in computer learning, whenever she sees his grandson.


98-year-old Karthyayani Amma, a native of Alappuzha, received the Union government’s Nari Shakti Puraskar, a national award to recognize exceptional work for women empowerment for the year 2019 in Delhi on Women’s day. She was awarded by the President of India Mr. Ramanath kovind. When she is interacting with the prime minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi, she expressed her desire to study further. Karthyayani Amma had scored the first rank in the ‘Akshara-laksham’ equivalency exam organized by Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority., After clearing the Class 4 and Class 8 equivalency exam, is all set to give her class 10. In the initial stage, her grandchildren and daughter helped her to read but later once she learned Malayalam she started reading and writing without the help of others.


She had not gone to the hospital once and had not taken a single tablet once. She doesn’t use even a reading glass. She washes her own clothes. and cleaned the courtyard of her home every day. Self motive and healthiness make her gain something in her life. It’s from her deep spirit of learning, she is recognized by the Commonwealth of learning. She gets up at 6 am in the morning and have black coffee. Her disciplined life and zeal for learning have inspired everyone. Even Literacy Mission officials are happier with Karthyayani Amma’s passion for learning at her old age. We could complete the academic studies but the learning doesn’t complete ever. Life is full of learning.


Learning is not restricted to classrooms or university or whatever. It’s a practice, part, and parcel of our daily life. Learning keeps us more updated in changing the world. Never stops learning because life never stops teaching us. . But there must be a learning mind and willingness as Karthyayini Amma has. The facts we learned in every situation of life will never be void. We need to transform ourselves into new knowledge in these rapidly changing circumstances.

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Ratan Tata – “pride of India”.

The TATA group is one of the largest companies in the world. Mr. Ratan Tata is the chairman of the Tata group of companies. He is a world-known Indian industrialist. why Mr. Ratan Tata is stood differently from others?. Because he is known for his corporate ethics. He is not only an industrialist but also a philanthropist. During Mr. Ratan Tata’s tenure Tata steel, Tata consultancy services, Tata Motors, Tata tea, Indian five-star hotels, and many more became renowned.


Mr. Ratan Tata was born on 28 Dec. 1937 into an old Parsi family of Bombay. He is the great-grandson of Jamsetji Tata, founder of Tata Group. He was born in a rich family but his childhood was troublesome. Therefore he raised by his grandmother. He learned all human values from his grandmother. Mr. Ratan Tata received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from American Cornell University in 1962. In the same year, he entered the family business. Before that he worked for a while in Los Angeles and California. After returning to India, he worked for a prestigious Tata firm and rose to prominence.



Tata group is the world’s largest enterprise. Tata is running all business except Alcohol and cigarettes, from the automobile industry to the steel industry, Tea to Salt, and Five-star hotels. Recently Tata motors supply 600 MADE IN INDIA military truck to Thailand Army. In every step of his business, Ratan Tata shows the role of business ethics in Growth. All this is possible, from the immense love and concern he has for the country.


His desire to provide a domestic car in India to consumers for a lower price. This is a very rare concern for a great businessman. The Tata trust is at the forefront of any kind of social assistance charity. Tata memorial hospital has been built for cancer patients by Tata. 60% of Ratan Tata’s wealth goes back to people in the form of Education, Medicine, and Rural development. He is so humble and down to earth personality. When speaking to the Stanford Social Innovation Review about his goals for the trusts he remembers his past emotions,” Working on the shop floor as a young man, I saw the misery and hardship of the less fortunate and thought about how one makes a difference to improve lives. I continued to see hardships and had more opportunity to do something.” It is admirable that the Tata trust under the leadership of Mr. Ratan Tata is doing many innovative social services with this spirit. He always called upon Youngsters not to lose hope when they face failures.



Mr. Ratan Tata donated 500 crores to the corona fight. corona infections were on the extreme level in Mumbai, Tata group has come forward in their support. They opened their Five-star luxury hotels to the people who truly deserve it during the COVID-19 situation, which is another philanthropist facet of Mr. Ratan Tata.


Mr. Ratan Tata is not in this position despite having a hundred crores of dollars. This is because they put their 60% of shares into a charitable trust. His wish is to erase the gap between the rich and the poor. This is truly an inspiring personality. It is not for his own benefit to do business, but for the welfare of the society, the downtrodden for the colleagues mainly for the shareholders.


“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. but if you want to walk far walk together”.

How strange it is, we wish to wear high brands but we feel most comfortable in pajamas. we wish to sit in Taj and Marriot with elite people, but we enjoy roadside tea with friends and people we love.

we wish to own big cars and go on long drives,

yet we walk heart out only while walking down long road.

we have 64 GB iPods with songs but sometimes a song on the radio brings a smile that can’t be compared.”


A simple life is another form of Ratan Tata’s personality. Tata’s life inspires us. He is ideal for all the accomplished young people.

























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“Extraordinary Indian…”

Saalumarada Thimmakkka’s life is a Legend, all of us are proud of her. It is an unprecedented service that has made her name worldwide. In her eight years, she has planted and nurtured approximately 8,000 trees. Indeed her achievement is commendable. It is not an easy task to plant and grow 8,000 plants. It requires temperament, dedication above all we must love the work we do. All these were in Ms. Thimmakka”s dictionary. In recognition of her unprecedented service, the Government of India awarded her the highest civilian award ” Padmashri”


Ms. Thimmakka was born in a small village called Hulikal, Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara Dist., Karnataka state, in a poor family. She has faced all sorts of struggles in her younger age. She has never climbed the school stairs, never got that chance!. But her lack of education did not diminish her achievement. In 1928 she got married to Bikkala Chikkayya. Unfortunately, they do not have children for many years. To make up for the shortage of children, the couple began planting banyan trees.

They were brought up and nurtured as their children. How tender-hearted they must be to love their plants like their children with selflessness!!!. Every day they watered the plants, completing their daily household chores. This was their life. They were making a thorny fence to protect the plants from animals. All these scenarios show her love and concern for Nature. Ms. Thimmakka did not her sociopathic work even after the death of her husband. Without children the same passion and love she planted the trees. She is not limited to planting trees later she involved in a number of Ecological social works.


She is all the forefront of all fight against environmental destruction. As Ms. Thimmakka says, “Respect the Environment and everyone wants a plant in their life.” There are many climatic anomalies and forest destruction in the world today. Many environmentalists talk about these. She is a Role modal to them. She is Ideal for all of us. She is the Best Inspiration to all. She is the best example of all that you can achieve without a formal education. Saalumarada Thimmakka is the answer to what an uneducated woman can not do!!!!!.


Nature has been worshipped by ancient Indian culture or people. Ours is a culture of divinity found in Nature. Ms. Thimmakka has been engaged in the worship of Nature all her Life. Let her and her family always be happy. ” If we do a little of what she did, we can probably reduce todays Natural anomalies”……..

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