You must have often heard that there is no age to learn and one should never shy away from trying new things in life. A 78-year-old man from Mizoram proved age is just a number as he enrolled himself in Class 9 in Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan High School located in New Hruaikawn village in Champai district close to the Myanmar border, reported Northeast Live TV.
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The man named Lalringthara reportedly walks 3 km every day to attend school even in heavy rain or scorching heat. The septuagenarian, who had to drop out of school after Class 2, was born in 1945 at Khuangleng village near the Indo-Myanmar border.
He had lost his father when he was only 2 years old and was forced to help his mother in farming because he was an only child. After moving to many places, he finally settled in New Hruaikawn village in 1995. He works as a guard in the local Presbyterian church.
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While his education suffered due to abject poverty, his desire to learn the English language motivated him to enrol in school again. His main ambition is to be able to write applications in English and to understand news telecast on TV.
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