A 36-year-old woman and her daughter have become a reason for celebration at Kuttar in Mangaluru’s Munnur gram panchayat. The two have cleared the secondary school leaving certificate (SSLC) examination together. Mamatha Ramesh works as an assistant at an Anganwadi center in Kuttar Uchhil. She wanted to be promoted as an Anganwadi teacher and so, she appeared for the exam with her daughter Kushi after a gap of 21 years.
In an interview with TOI, she explained that she had to discontinue her studies due to personal reasons. After a few years, however, she realised the importance of education and expressed her desire to clear the SSLC exam in order to be promoted as an anganwadi teacher. That’s when she started her preparation and enrolled as a private candidate at an institution in Mangaluru, she said. She wrote the exam paper in Kannada while her daughter wrote it in English.
She also acknowledged the important role her daughter played in helping her achieve this feat, as per a report.
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A similar story is of Mala Dutta who created history by receiving her Ph.D. degree along with her daughter at the Delhi University three years ago.
“After I registered for the PhD we realised that we can complete it together and make it the most remarkable moment for us. Though our subjects were totally different, I started seeking guidance from my mother and worked harder to complete it within three years,” the daughter said adding that she had to work extra hard to complete her doctorate within three years, in order to get her degree at the same time as her mother.
Mala Dutta was also delighted with this experience. She said that learning with the students of her age was fun. “There were instances when my professors would call me Ma’am, but I enjoyed it. It was a wonderful experience” she said.