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Muslim girl tops Ramayana exam with 93%

12, Feb 2016

Feb 12 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Kevin Mendonsa

Here’s a good example of religious tolerance in a district often troubled by the lack of it -Fathimath Rahila of Puttur secured the first place in the Ramayana exam.

The Class IX student from a Muslim family scored 93% to become Puttur taluk topper.

A student of Sarvodaya High School, Sulliapadavu, located on the Karnataka-Kerala border, she was keen on pursuing a course in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

“Her uncle supported her in this,“ said her father Ibrahim M, who works in a factory .Her mother is a homemaker, and the couple wanted their daughter to top the state exam. “She put in a lot of effort every day to top the state but could not achieve it,“ added Ibrahim. Fathimath developed an interest in epic Hindu literature in Class IX. “I prepared from the beginning of the academic year with my uncle’s help,“ she said, adding, “I want to appear for the Mahabharata exam too.“


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