This article is reproduced as I consider Ms.Rajamma as a role model and inspiration to generations. Many comments on this post are a proof of the esteem her students hold her in.
She is another Badaga woman who has made us all very proud.
D.SENDHIL VIGNESHWAR sent these comments Bravo, Rajamma of Kethorai on 11 Aug 2012
hello maam/maa… i am proud to be your student.. the days when i was put up in a school where no one ever knows my language all i found was hindi hindi and hindi.. u came IN to save me and help me.. now i stand still with my head held high, in MUMBAI.. managing with the hindi that u first taught me..Proud to be ur student maam.
Kethorai Rajamma, who made all those who had known her , especially the Badagas, very proud by winning an award from the President of India, recently has written to say,
My earnest greetings..Your efforts for the beautiful bagadas of the the most beautiful Nilgiriis make me elated beyond Doddabetta’s height…May the sway of tall dignified trees, the tinkling water falls, the smiling colourful flowers and the hugging chill breeze shower wonderful and abundant blessings to you by laying a green carpet welcome by the tea plantations. God bless you..
Thank you ever so much for these kind words. If I could achieve a small percentage of what you have achieved [that has been recognised by all], then I am truly blessed. With the warmest of regards, JP
Rajamma of Kethorai village has made us proud once again. She won an award from the President of India.
Santhosh Kumar JB has sent the info and the link in ‘The Hindu’ and we have great pleasure in sharing the same with all Badagas.