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India’s pride: wonder kids who created records # 1

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the girl who created many records and made India proud

Children are the cutest and most precious gift of God. Children are our Future. No country anywhere in the world can prosper and grow without smart and intelligent children. Here is a list of some exceptional wonder kids who created records and made India proud:

Shreyas Arunkumar can identify 195 countries on the map in 4 minutes and 54 seconds

Shreyas’ dream now is to make a name for himself in the ‘Asia Book of Records’

Shreyas Arunkumar a seven-year-old Kerala born grade 2 student of Scholars Indian School, Ras Al Khaimah has made it to the ‘India Book of Records for his unique ability to point out the names of all the 195 odd countries on the map in just four-minute and 54 seconds. Shreyas’ dream now is to make a name for himself in the ‘Asia Book of Records’ by identifying all countries and their capitals.

This works out to around 1.5 seconds per country, on average. Shreyas reportedly achieved the feat by recognizing 195 countries on a giant-sized map flashed on a screen in September last after practising for around six months.  

Shreyas was reportedly gifted with a sharp memory since his kindergarten days. This was noticed by his parents and many of his teachers who inspired Shreyas to refine his skill and learn new things.

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Shreyas’s father Arunkumar gifted him an atlas on his sixth birthday which inspired him to recognize the countries by looking at their maps. Shreyas constructively used his spare time during the pandemic to give virtual presentations showcasing his talent to other students.

Shreyas can read about 20 books in an hour and enjoys reading books and the newspaper daily. His father has to buy him books in bulk to keep pace with his voracious reading habits. 

Shreyas a kindergarten student of JSS International School also has a YouTube channel called “Reading Room by Aayush” and gets frequent calls from publishers across the world to read and promote their books on his channel. Some of the books read by him include – ‘Sly Fox and Red Hen’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, and ‘Heidi’.

6-year-old Theertha Vivek doesn’t know to read or write but can recite books and poems stored in her memory

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Theertha made it to the India Book of Records at the tender age of 6

Daughter of Vivek K Vijayan an advocate practising in Kerala High Court and Dr Soumya Vivek an Assistant Professor at the Bharata Mata College Theertha Vivek, a first standard student of NSS Higher Secondary School, Tripunithura, made it to the prestigious India Book of Records at the tender age of 6.

Even though Theertha Vivek doesn’t know to read or write but is such a great fan of Malayalam poet Kunjunni Mash that she can recite up to 51 memorized poems written by him in one go. 

She recently invited media attention all over Kerala by introducing and reviewing books of famous writers in her youtube channel ‘Theertha Talks Kids Channel’. Theertha recited 51 poems of Kunjunnimash in different episodes of her channel and is now planning to compile all the 51 poems from start to finish in a single episode.

Recently she shot to fame when Ananand Neelakanadan an eminent writer appreciated her book review of his book “Rise of Sivagami” and shared Theertha’s video on his social media accounts.

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Apart from book reviews and poem recitals Theertha also does E-Learning videos, Knowledge tips, cooking videos, storytelling and other entertaining and informative videos especially for kids on her youtube channel.

Four and a half years old Grand Master Advita Mangesh Tivrekar who knows her facts

Advita staked claim for the title of Grand Master. She narrated the names of 206 bones of the human body at the tender age of 4 years

Born on March 6, 2016, four and a half years old Advita Mangesh Tivrekar from Maharashtra staked claim for the title of Grand Master after she narrated the names of 206 bones of the human body, their number and other relevant information at the tender age of 4 years and 3 months.

Four and a half-year-old Advita Mangesh Tivrekar holds five unique records for her special talent of memorizing hundreds of facts. Advita was highly appreciated for answering 32 questions pertaining to doctors and their fields; 20 Scientists, their inventions, their awards and achievements and 62 general knowledge questions. She is believed to have answered 47 questions related to the solar system and celestial bodies, at the age of 4 years and 2 months.

She set another record by reciting capitals of 197 countries at the age of 3 years and 7 months in 11 minutes 56 seconds in October 2019 after practising for 10-12 days.

Advita can also recite the Ganpati Aarti in 2 minutes 45 seconds.

Her name is mentioned in the Asia Book of Records as well as the India Book of Records.

According to her mother, “She has a magical memory, as she can absorb any amount of information.” Hence it is very easy to teach anything to her as she grasps anything quickly, but the major challenge is to answer her questions and satisfy her quest for knowledge.  

Grand Master Rishiv Tanguturi  a blessing in disguise

Born on January 12, 2018, three-year-old Rishiv Tanguturi from Bengaluru, Karnataka presently residing in Sydney (Australia) can identify 56 cartoon characters, 53 airline logos, 55 company logos, 23 musical instruments, 64 car logos, 20 scientists, 50 billionaires with their sources of income, 27 Hindu gods and goddesses, 45 traffic signals, 24 sea animals, 55 flags, 36 tourist destinations of the world, all keyboard keys and Chess pieces. He can also identify 57 flowers, 50 dog breeds, and 20 chillies.

He can also identify all the prime ministers of Australia and sort out Australian dollars.

Rishiv first got featured in the India Book of Records (2019) and is now in the Asia Book of Records (2020) for his exceptional memory.

His parents recognized the special ability in their son who was able to differentiate between different shades of the same colour– which was something rare at the tender age of 8 months and hence tried to capitalize on it by making him play with Country flags flashcards at the age of 9 months. As a result, he was able to identify around 50 country flags at the age of 10 months and point out the flag when they mentioned the name of a country. This made them realize that he is blessed with photogenic memory and hence introduced him to various other topics.

This way using play-based techniques for around 15 minutes a day they were able to teach him almost anything in a week’s time. 

Based on their own experience Rishiv’s parents recommend that all parents should spend a few minutes a day with their children. Given an opportunity and the right tools – according to them learning can seem like fun and any kid can achieve impossible levels.

Two-year-old  Sai Pratyush – the ocean of knowledge

At the tender age of two when most other toddlers are still fumbling to mug up alphabets, numbers and nursery rhymes, Sai Pratyush from Cuttack can fluently speak four languages, narrate 35 rhymes, recite English alphabets, numbers from 1 to 30 as well as identify colours, vegetables, fruits, and body parts. Pratyush can also mention the names of weekdays, months of the year, national anthem and national song without fumbling even once. He can chant 36 rhymes in Odia, Hindi, Telugu, and English as well as hymns.

All this might sound too much for any other kid but not so for two-year-old Sai Pratyush son of K Sai Kishore and Deeptirekha Mohanty who had a good memory even as a toddler. This made his parents keep developing innovative ways to teach him new things.  Their effort paid off.

Pratyush has already received awards from the India Book of Records and Google Exclusive World Records.

Nabhan Fahad can identify the maximum number of cartoon characters

Born on June 13, 2012, in Thrissur, Kerala, Nabhan Fahad currently studying in Sharjah (UAE) created a record by identifying 308 cartoon characters in 3 minutes and 8 seconds at the age of 9 years, 1 month and 25 days on August 9, 2021. The cartoon characters identified by him included some not so well known names like Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Wartortle, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Rattata.  

This set the record for identifying the maximum number of cartoon characters by a child.  

The earlier record for identifying 41 cartoon characters in one minute was set by R. Kashvi Larhanya from Indian Public School, Ambattur, Chennai, on January 27, 2020.

Swan Martin from Trivandrum, Kerala holds the World Record for identifying 54 cartoon characters in the least time – one minute.

Mehaan Vora- youngest to write numbers from 1 to 10 in ten languages

Born on August 5, 2016, Mehaan Vora from Pune, Maharashtra made a name in the India book of records for being the youngest individual to write numbers from 1 to 10 in ten languages when he wrote numbers from 1-10 in English, Hindi, Roman, Gujarati, Marathi, Arabic, Chinese, Limbu, Japanese and Urdu, at the age of 4 years, 5 months and 6 days on January 11, 2021.

Significantly Mehaan Vora also won the title of ‘Grand Master’ and a place in the Asia Book of Records for reciting numbers from 1 to 10 in 25 languages including English, Arabic, Greek, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Telugu, Japanese, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Danish, Urdu, Chinese, Limbu, Turkish, Norwegian, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Korean, Swedish, Persian and Sanskrit.

Aarav Sudhakaran – identified the maximum variety of dinosaurs 

Born on November 22, 2015, six-year-old Aarav Sudhakaran, from Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu holds the record for identifying the maximum number of species of dinosaurs. He identified the pictures of 151 species of dinosaurs, along with their names, by looking at the screen in 2 minutes and 9 seconds, at the age of 5 years, 4 months and 18 days on April 9, 2021.

Rohan Siddharth Boddu – the youngest Indian to recite the English alphabet in reverse order (Z to A)

Born on September 13, 2018, in Hyderabad, Telangana 2-year-old Rohan Siddharth Boddu found a well-deserved place in the India book of records for being the youngest to recite the English alphabet in reverse order i.e. from Z to A in 1 minute and 26 seconds on December 29, 2020.

The previous record for the fastest recital of the English alphabet in reverse order (Z to A)–  3 minutes and 52 seconds was set in the same year on September 12, 2020, by Perumalla Rishi from Gudivada Krishna, Andhra Pradesh (aged 4 years, 3 months and 23 days).

Daksh Sachin Baid- fastest addition & subtraction of single-digit calculation

Daksh Sachin Baid a ten-year-old boy from Surat, Gujarat holds the record for rapid addition & subtraction of single-digit calculation i.e., up to 250 numbers. He performed quick addition and subtraction up to 250 numbers flashing on the screen at a speed of 0.4 seconds on August 18, 2020.

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Akshara Sridhar – the squares of maximum numbers in 30 seconds

Born on December 29, 2012, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu record (currently residing in Warrington, UK) Akshara Sridhar holds the record for reciting the squares of the maximum numbers in 30 seconds.

Significantly eight-year-old Akshara found a place in the India book of records after reciting the squares of numbers from 1 to 35 in 30 seconds on March 25, 2021. In doing so she beat 6 years and 9 months old Hrihaan Ketki Aniket Tamhane from Mumbai, Maharashtra who created a record a month ago on February 4, 2021. Akshara recited the squares of numbers from 1 to 35 while Hrihaan recited the squares of numbers from 1 to 26 in 30 seconds.

Dasvin Raj – fastest recitation of Indian state capitals  

The record for the fastest recitation of capitals of Indian states was set by 3 years, 9 months and 10 days old Dasvin Raj D. from Salem, Tamil Nadu who recited the capitals of all the Indian states in just 19 seconds and 67 milliseconds on May 22, 2021.

Interestingly the previous record was held by 2 years and 6-month-old Krishna Debasis from Odisha who created the record by recited the names of Indian state capitals in 23 seconds and 72 milliseconds on April 23, 2021. This made him eligible for the title of ‘Grand Master’ on July 5, 2021.

Varad  Malkhandale– named 55 models of 12 car companies in a minute

Wonder kid Varad  Bhushan  Malkhandale from the Orange City of Nagpur, Maharashtra was just three and a half years old when he stormed into the India book of records in style by recognizing 55 models of twelve car companies that too within a minute on October 4, 2015.

This outstanding feat pushed Varad a Nursery Class student of Narayana Vidyalayam into the India Book of Records. Varad’s father Bhushan Malkhandale is Assistant Engineer in Public Works Department (PWD) while his mother Ujwala is the Head of the Department in Priyadarshani College of Engineering.

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