Pimpri: Two and a half-year-old Aveer Jadhav, a resident of Pimple Nilakh, has been recognised as a wonder kid as at his age, he can recognise 208 countries on the world map in just two-and-a-half minutes.
His feat has found an entry in ‘India Book of Records’ as the youngest child who recognises 208 countries and their territories on the world map within two minutes and 55 seconds, a record time.
Aveer made a successful attempt for the entry into ‘India Book of Records’ on Wednesday, in the presence of a team from India Book of Records.
His father, Pradip Jadhav, said, “We have applied for the Guinness Book of Records and expect a positive response from them to assess the achievement.
On the occasion of Pradip Jadhav’s birthday, Aveer set six national records on Wednesday. The family has already approached Guinness Book of Records. If all goes as expected, he will attempt the world record in the near future.
Pradip Jadhav said, “We have applied for Guinness in the normal category. So, the reply from the authorities is expected in three to four months. Had we applied in the fast track category, we would have got the reply in eight days.”
Aveer has been certified by India Book of Records as the youngest and fastest person to identify all 208 countries, their dependence and territories on the world map in just two minutes 55 seconds. He has also been certified for naming various countries’ national animal, flag, language and capital in the shortest time.
Identifying the talent in the boy, his mother Rinka encouraged him and trained him to identify names of the countries on the world map. She purchased a world map and after a few days practice, he started recognising all the countries and their location on the map.
As the word about his extraordinary talent has spread in the city, he is being invited to public functions. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) have already recognised his feat.
Aveer’s parents are engineers. They have been encouraging their only child to pursue his hobby. They are providing him with a conducive atmosphere to develop his talent.
Pradip Jadhav said, “We are hopeful that he may become the youngest map reader in the world.”