Saturday 19th of August 2017

Follow Us

Breaking News

Thai granny defies age, picks up degree at 91

Bangkok, Aug 10:-- In a classic example of where there is a will, there is a way, a 91-year-old lady completed her bachelors degree on Wednesday.


Kimlan Jinakul hails from Thailand's Lampang province, but now resides in the national capital Bangkok.


Speaking to the BBC, she said that she always wanted to complete her bachelors, but had to part with her dreams following her marriage.


However, she said that she never wanted her children to feel the same way and encouraged them to attend university.


"I have always, though, wanted my children to be able to study. So I encouraged and supported them when they wanted to to go to university," the 91-year-old lady said.


Her efforts paid off as four of her five children completed their masters, with one completing a PhD from a US University. 



Inspired by their success, Jinakul decided to enroll herself for a degree in Human Ecology at the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.


She was 72 when she first enrolled but had to drop the course due to the death of one of her daughters.


Almost 13 years later, after she had learnt to cope with the loss, she went back for a second time.


"After recovering from the loss and sadness, I pushed myself to finish this programme. I'm hoping my daughter's soul would be pleased to see this," she said.


And what's pushing her to learn more every day?


"This world never stops. There are always new problems for us to solve. If there were no new sciences, the world would stop prospering," the nonagenarian said.

Related Europe News

UN chief Guterres condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

New York, Aug 18:-- Condemning on Thursday's terrorist attack on Barcelona, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.   “He extends his heartfelt cond....

13 killed and 50 injured as van ploughs into crowd in Barcelona

Madrid, Aug 18:-- At least 13 people were killed and about 50 wounded when a van ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona's tourist area of Las Ramblas on Friday.   Police as well as Catalan minister of the interior, Joaquim Forn, have confirmed the deaths. Police termed it a terror attack.   On....

UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown

New York, Aug 18:-- The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts on Thursday  cautioned.   “The EU's proposed new action plan, including a code of conduct for organizatio....

Barcelona terror attack: Spanish police stop second attack, kill five terrorists

Barcelona, Aug 18:-- The Spanish Police said they have killed at least five people to stop a second attack from taking place, hours after a previous strike claimed 13 lives while injuring dozens in Barcelona on Thursday, reports said.   The police said that the attackers were wearing explosive ....

UK seeking temporary customs union with EU after Brexit

EU,Aug 17:-- The UK government is seeking an interim trade relationship with the European Union in order to secure the "freest and most frictionless possible trade" with the EU after Britain exits the bloc.   London plans to ask Brussels to establish a "temporary customs union&qu....

Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
Mob :(+91) 9437155542
Ph : 06764 223911
Contact Us
© 2015 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.