Hyderabadi toddler secures his name in India Book of Records

The three-year-old can identify 195 countries and their capitals by their flags

Umera Riyaz

 Abu Dhabi: A three-year-old boy from Hyderabad, Advit Golechha, who now resides in Abu Dhabi, can identify 195 countries and their capitals by their flags, according to a report by Khaleej Times.  

Advit had only been to play school for a month before the outbreak of coronavirus.

His mother, Shweta, said that she taught her son countries and continents in a time span of 3 months. “The whole process took around three months, but it was worth it. I really had to be patient at times as his attention span would only last for 15 minutes at a time and then he would refuse to concentrate,” she told Khaleej Times.

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“I also started looking up for record books that do not put a time cap while listing. Toddlers often do things at their own pace and, fortunately, I found the India Book of Records,” she explained.

His Hyderabadi mom said it was during the stay-at-home period when she started showing him pictures of family members.  â€œWe have a big family back home. He was good at identifying everyone and learned very quickly,” she said.

“Then I started teaching him car names and he could soon identify 40 types of cars. Then I moved to famous personalities like His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan; cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli; singers Lata Mangeshkar and Justin Bieber; and many others. In no time he picked that up, too,” she further added.

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“He doesn’t understand what he has achieved, but he especially loves the pen and grins from ear to ear whenever somebody wishes him for his accomplishment,” Shweta said.

Advit received a certificate, medal, badge and a golden pen. 

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