6-year-old Mohamed Ashik of Noyes Matriculation Hr Sec School, Madurai, memorized and pointed out the name of 195 countries on a plain World Map (91.5 x 58 cms) within 3 minutes - setting the world record for the Youngest World Map Memorizer.
He also Pointed out 50 countries, when the Judge, questioned him, one by one, in a zip-zap manner.
He answered 50 neighbouing countries when the Judge was questioning, one by one, without seeing the plain world map, in a public gathering.
Mohamed Ashik was congratulated by former President A P J Abdul Kalam for identifying countries on a plain world map. Ashi met the former President at the circuit house recently.
The world record was sponsored by:
- Rev. A. Christopher, Bishop, CSI Church;
- Er. Solai M.Raja, President, Tamilnadu Kabadai Association;
- P.M. Mannan;
- DY. Mayer Corporation of Madurai; - Mrs. Dhanavathi Rajkumar.
The Guinness world record for the most random objects memorized was achieved by Jayasimha Ravirala (India) who recalled 200 random items in the order that they were read to him at the Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha, Hyderabad, India.
Guinness World Records also recognized the record for the most birth dates memorised: 20 which was achieved by Jayasimha Ravirala (India) at KRS auditorium, Vashakhapatnam, India.