With 93%, Muslim girl tops Ramayana exam

Mangaluru: Fathimath Rahila from Manguluru  secured first place in the Ramayana Exam with 93%.

As per Time of India reports, Rahila, class IX student from Sarvodaya High School, Sulliapadavu, located on the Karnataka-Kerala border got 93% in the examination, conducted by the Bharatha Sanskriti Prathisthan in November 2015.

She was keen on pursuing a course in the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.”Her uncle supported her in this,” says her father, Ibrahim M, who employed in a factory.

“She put in a lot of effort every day to top in Karnataka, but could not achieve it,” says Ibrahim.

Rahila 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 says, adding: “I want to appear for the Mahabharata exam too”.

Students appear for exams after self-study and no one pressurized them to do so, said Shivarama HD, principal of her school, and P Satyashankar Bhat, coordinator of the exam,.

“The exam is more about literature and contains no literature and contains no religious content,” said Satyashankar.

Around 39 students wrote the exam this year and only students from class VIII and class IX are allowed to write whereas SSLC students are disheartened since they have to appear for the board exams.