No age bar for learning: Odisha woman clears Matric exam with son

Malkangiri: Proving the adage learning has no age bar, a tribal woman has set an example by clearing the Class X Matric examination along with her son.

Basanti Muduli, an anganwadi worker is a resident of C-colony under Karlakota panchayat in Korukonda block had discontinued her studies after getting married.

“I used to study from the books of my son. I aspire to get a promotion by studying further,” said an elated Basanti, who appeared for the exam 18 years after her wedding.

Her husband, Laba Pattanayak also expressed his happiness that both his wife and son passed the exam in the same year. “My son Sibananda used to teach her everything that he learnt at school. I hope she gets the opportunity to study further,” he added.

Basanti is being lauded by neighbours and relatives for her achievement.

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