At 58, Phulbani MLA Angada Kanhar Appears Matric Exam

Phulbani: The old saying ‘age is no bar for learning’ has once again been proved to be correct, 58-year-old BJD lawmaker Angada Kanhar is among the 5.71 lakh students who are appearing in the High School Certificate or Class 10 State board examination that commenced in the State today.

Kanhar, the legislator from Phulbani wrote his second language paper at Rujangi High School in Pitabari village of Kandhamal district.

“I have come to Rujangi High School at Pitabari to appear for my matriculation exam. In 1978 I could not appear for the exam due to a variety of family problems. I came to know that people have appeared for the exam at an age of 50- 60-70, that created an urge within me to sit for the exam,” said Kanhar.

He said that he wrote his paper with the intention of fetching a matriculation degree.

Also, one of Kanhar’s friends Sudarshan Kanhar, who is the sarpanch of Luisingh gram panchayat is appearing in the exam.

Archana Basa, the superintendent of the legislator’s examination centre, said that the MLA was accorded no special treatment and he wrote his papers along with other students.

Basa said the MLA was thoroughly checked just like others before being allowed to sit for the exam.

Angada Kanhar, BJD MLA, Phulbani