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Muslim girl from Puttur tops Ramayana exam

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Puttur: It is lack of respect for one another’s religion that sparks religious unrest in this country and Dakshina Kannada district has been no different. Just as the district has earned the ‘infamous’ tag of being communally sensitive region, it is young people like Fathimath Rahila who make us feel secure that the future may be better if everyone follows her path of respecting other faiths as well.

Surprising but true Fathimath Rahila of Puttur, a student of 9th standard bagged first place with 93 per cent in Ramayana exam conducted by the Bharatha Sanskriti Prathisthan in November 2015.

Fathimath, student of Sarvodaya High School, Sulliapadavu, on the Karnataka-Kerala border was eager to pursue a course in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, which she did.

As per Times of India, her uncle supported her in this,” says her father, Ibrahim M, who works in a factory. Her mother is a homemaker. The couple wanted their daughter to top the state exam.

“She put in a lot of effort every day to top in Karnataka, but could not achieve it,” says Ibrahim adding that she had developed interest towards Hindu epic literature all of a sudden and started preparing for the same.

Around 39 students wrote the exam this year from Sarvodaya High School.

Fathimath, who is to sit for the SSLC examination next year, wants to study for the Mahabharata exam during her summer vacations.

 

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