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Never too old to learn; Nepal's 68-year-old student

(Agencies) Updated: 2016-06-15 09:24 Comments

Never too old to learn; Nepal's 68-year-old student
Durga Kami, 68, who is studying in tenth grade at Shree Kala Bhairab Higher Secondary School, answers a question from his teacher as he attends a class in Syangja, Nepal, June 5, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar. [Photo/Agencies]

Shree Kala Bhairab teacher D.R Koirala then invited Kami to his school, which provided the grandfather with stationary and a school uniform including grey trousers, blue striped tie and white shirt.

"This is my first experience teaching a person who is as senior as my father's age," Koirala said. "I feel very excited and happy."

The school scholarship does not stretch to cover food, though, meaning Kami's breakfast of rice with a fermented green vegetable known as 'Gundruk' must sustain him until dinner.

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