The spirit of wanting to achieve something is hard if you really wish for it, This mother had that spirit and confidence to clear the SSLC examination after years along with her daughter together.
This mother-daughter duo from Kuttar in Munnur gram panchayat have cleared the SSLC examination together. Their near and dear ones, as well as villagers, are celebrating their achievement.
Mamatha Ramesh,36, appeared for the exam along with her daughter Kushi, an SSLC student, after a gap of 21 years. Mamatha, an assistant at an Anganwadi centre in Kuttar Uchhil, said that her dream is to become an Anganwadi teacher.
Mamatha told that she discontinued her studies, though her family was supportive. “After a few years, I realised the importance of education and felt that I must clear at least the SSLC exam, so that I can be promoted as an Anganwadi teacher. I started my preparation with the help and support of Bhagirathi, vice-principal, Hira Women’s College in Babukkate. I enrolled as a private candidate at an institution in Mangaluru. In 2018, I first appeared for the SSLC examination, but, I was not able to clear it. I attempted the exam again this year and was able to score 283 out of 625 marks. I found English and mathematics to be difficult. I studied along with my daughter Kushi, who scored 596 marks,” Mamatha said, adding that she has plans to continue her PU education. Her daughter has enrolled for PU (science) at a private college in the city.
Mamatha is an active member of Jai Hanuman Kreeda Mandali, a local club. She said her daughter helped her with her studies. When asked if she was uncomfortable appearing for exams because of her age, she said, “Like me, there were many other private candidates. I was lucky to get support from all quarters, including my husband.”