Chennai: Prajna Sri from Saligramam made history recently. The pre-KG student at Little Millennium School created a record under the ‘Young Achievers Category’ in India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records by identifying 206 human bones in one minute 35 seconds and also for identifying the maximum number of biological terms in the human body in a minute.
The three-year-old has achieved numerous other records such as identifying 210 country flags, domestic, wild animals, birds, shapes, fruits and vegetables, among others.
In a chat with News Today, Prajna Sri’s mother, Lavanya, speaks about her daughter’s brilliance. “When she was a one- year-old, we used to tell her stories. She would listen carefully and react with a smile. Soon, we started using fl ash cards of flags of world countries. We eventually figured that Lavanya was very interested to learn new things. Every child is blessed with unique talent. It’s the parents’ responsibility to identify it, develop and make their child move towards the right path,” she says.
When asked about the steps she followed to make her daughter intelligent, Lavanya says, “We never insist her to study and always made her play. Mostly, we made her get involved in edutainment activities which further honed her interest to study and learn new things.”
Apart from academic interests, Prajna loves to play with her father and enjoys listening to stories from her grandparents.
Lavanya then shares some essential parenting tips to raise an academically and socially sound child in an age of smart phones and Internet. “I feel every child’s mind is a clean slate and parents should fill it with knowledge and confidence,” she says.
“We were keen to build a positive mindset for our daughter. Hence, we named her as Prajna, meaning ‘Wisdom’,” says Lavanya.
“Parents should cultivate self-confidence and teach their child how to tackle difficult situations in life. Making a child mentally strong is more important than academic knowledge,” she says and adds, “I wish my daughter to be a responsible person.” Prajna aims to break into the Guinness World Records one day.