Kanhangad: Financial constraints and friends’ constant ridicule forced P V Raveendran, a transgender person, to discontinue studies while in school years ago, but its study time again for the 60-year-old from Nileshwaram in Kasaragod district.
Raveendran, the first transgender student in the district, appeared for the Class X equivalent examination, which began on November 7, with confidence.
Raveendran studied till Class X at the Rajas School in Nileshwaram but couldn’t clear the SSLC examinations then. After retiring from job, Raveendran decided to continue studies.
Raveendran was a regular at the classes, said the teachers. The support of the classmates stood in good stead for me, said Raveendran.
As many as 557 people are appearing for the examinations, which will end on November 28, in 13 centres in Kasaragod district.