Child prodigy Meghali Malbika Swain who is popularly known as the 'Google Girl' of Odisha has again created a sensation.
The 10-year-old girl has entered the India Book of Records for naming 1,000 rivers in the world in nine minutes. She also named 1,000 cities of the world in 10 minutes and 1,000 physical bodies of earth in 12 minutes. Meghali was asked to name these in less than 12 minutes each. But she named thousand in each category in less than the given time.
“Meghali is an exceptionally talented girl. We don’t find such talent in our record holders’ list. Such an event was organised for the first time,” adjudicator of the India Book of Records, Biswadeep Roy said on Monday.
Meghali is studying Class V at Sai International School. She took part in the India Book of Records on Sunday to join the ranks of the nation’s most talented people. Her parents were extremely happy with her achievement.
“During a world cup football match, she showed interest to know more about the game. When I explained about it, she remembered the game to the last detail. So, I encouraged her to pursue this talent,” said Prafulla Swain, Meghali’s father.
Meghali can tell the name of any country and its neighbouring countries in the blink of an eye. She can also tell the location of any country on the map and is also capable of listing the capital of any country, the currency and its major mountains or rivers.
Her main aim is to enter her name in Limca Book and the Guinness Book of Records.
BY M. DIVYA SRI