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ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsIn the most endearing news segment today, 96-year-old Karthyayani Amma from Kerala has shown the nation the kind of will that literacy can conjure, by being selected as the Commonwealth of Learning Goodwill Ambassador, for India. © Twitter Amma became a household name in Kerala, when in November 2018 she achieved her first educational degree at the age of 96! This just goes to show that age no bar, really and that anything is possible, at any time, without the age factor being a big detriment! After her hard work and struggle to get herself an educational qualification, the grandmother from Neyyattinkara, Alappuzha district has been chosen to represent India as the Commonwealth of Learning Ambassador. © Twitter But this isn't all from Amma's book of life. Amma started off as a domestic worker before she turned her life completely around. She was the oldest woman to have appeared in the Kerala Literacy Mission's Akshara Laksham (million letters) literacy examination and she scored a total of 98 marks out of a 100. Her hard work and struggle to reach this pinnacle is an inspirational story in itself. The one and only Commonwealth Learning Goodwill Ambassadorð. More Power to you dear Karthyayani Amma @NishaPurushoth2 @dhanyarajendran@SnehaMKoshy @MathewLiz @PadmajaJoshi @anusha @Nidhi @NSMlive pic.twitter.com/CwIN4ypmvE — Jvin Tootu (@jvin_tootu) 20 January 2019 The Vice-President of Commonwealth of Learning, Balasubramanian visited Karthayayani Amma after she topped her Kerala Literacy Mission examination, as well and assured her that he story will inspire many, globally. © Twitter Karthyayani Amma, the unstoppable student at her 90s, is now Commonwealth of Learning's @COL4D Goodwill Ambassador. The aim of the initiative is to spread awareness about distance education and open learning among its 53 member nations. pic.twitter.com/xynt3CpM5C — Patron of the natural world (@BejoyKx) 20 January 2019 https://t.co/LYaYzcSZdt This is the kind of India we want to promote. Do we care for her caste, religion, region or any discriminating features? We love her and respect her unconditionally, for the person she is, the Indian she is. #Proudindian — Sym (@sshelby01) 21 January 2019 Amma has definitely made us globally proud and we can't believe someone her age is sill unbelievably active and incredibly cognizant. While Amma prepares for her grade 4 examinations under the Akshara Laksham, we wish her all the luck the universe can conjure and wishes she passes her exams with flying colours. While the Canada-based organisation does what it can to further the education in Commonwealth countries, we wish more people such as Amma come forward and willingly give literacy a fair chance. © Twitter Inspiring! Age is just a number.......! Amazing will power, perseverance and quest to learn......! 96-year-old Karthyayani Amma becomes Commonwealth Goodwill Learning Ambassador https://t.co/W4mDl4BrnY — Dr. S. Raghavachari (@DrSRaghavachari) 20 January 2019 Karthyayani Amma, 96, who topped the 4th standard equivalent exams for adults recently to be the @commonwealthsec #GoodWill ambassador! ð @commonwealthfnd https://t.co/YYqh6Sdjmf — K Tony Jose (@KtonyjoseMM) 21 January 2019
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsEvery few months, we see a brand ambassador messing up, and the most common blunder is seeing a person market a phone from Company XYZ while actually using an iPhone. Just recently, we saw Gal Gadot tweet about the Mate 10 Pro, from her iPhone. This particular failure has been periodically popping up since years, and the brands have a hard time dealing with it. Back in the days, BlackBerry had gotten Alicia Keys onboard as their brand ambassador and caught her tweeting from an iPhone, while endorsing BlackBerry. © The Mirror Samsung has had its fair share of similar disasters as well. At the Note 10.1 launch in 2012, Kate Upton showed up with her iPhone and actually posed with it for the press. Now, Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak is being sued by Samsung for violating a brand ambassadorship contract that specifies she must use the company's phones exclusively. According to The Mirror, Sobchak was spotted using an iPhone X during a television interview, and she was attempting to hide the competing brand's phone under a piece of paper. Obviously, the cameras were rolling and everyone saw the debacle unfold. She was even seen using the iPhone X at social events in Moscow. © The Mirror Samsung isn't happy and wants celebrities to take the contract and the Ambassadorship seriously. Sobchak is now being sued for 108 million Russian rubles (US$ 1.6 million) for the breach of contract. The South-Korean giant has previously paid celebrities like musician Adam Levine and tennis star David Ferrer to use Samsung smartphones, unfortunately even these two were caught red-handed with iPhones in the public. © Huawei Sobchak has been often called the "Russian Paris Hilton," and is reported to be the goddaughter to President Vladimir Putin. Her father, Anatoly Sobchak, is considered to be Putin's mentor. Her representatives are yet to give official statements and the social media is buzzing. It'll be interesting to see how things unfold in Russia, given Sobchak's close political ties. The bigger question remains, why are celebrities so addicted to their iPhones that they can't keep it aside even after being paid loads of money? Source: The Mirror