A video of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl showing an incredible ability to memorise the names of more than 200 country capitals has emerged online. In the video, the little girl correctly names the capitals of several countries, including some that even adults might take time for or find difficult to remember, without even blinking an eye. Tweeting the video, IAS officer Priyanka Shukla from Chhattisgarh, who is very active on social media, asked her followers how many country capitals they knew of. She said the little girl is the daughter of her colleague Pradeep Tandan.
"At the age of just 2 years, she has memorized the names of the capitals of 205 countries. Pradeep says that Praneena's memory has been extraordinary from the very beginning," she wrote while sharing the clip.
आपको कितने देश की राजधानियों के नाम पता हैं?— Priyanka Shukla (@PriyankaJShukla) June 1, 2021
इस वीडियो के माध्यम से मिलिए मेरे सहयोगी @23Pradeep की बिटिया प्रनिना से!
मात्र 2.6 वर्ष की उम्र में इन्हें 205 देशों की राजधानियों के नाम कंठस्थ हैं।
प्रदीप बताते हैं कि प्रनिना की याददाश्त प्रारम्भ से ही असाधारण है। pic.twitter.com/Zz7KViSqhy
The video begins with the girl, named Praneena, identifying herself to the camera. Then, a woman asks her to name the capital of several countries one by one. She begins by asking the name of the capital of Afghanistan and goes on to ask about Armenia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Israel and Japan. Amazingly, Praneena answers all of them correctly.
The video has so far received more than 25,000 views and over 2,00 likes.
Many Twitter users praised the girl's ability to memorise.
Ma'am ,The kid is a wonder kid. Her talent needs to be honed properly. Kudos to the parents. However i am very happy that these videos were not there during my time of growing up. Nahi toh comparison kay chakkar main kuttai zarur ho jaati ????.— Vinit parashar (@Vinitparashar85) June 2, 2021
Woooow grt sweet girl.. so intelligent and smart this age...God bless her make her grt memory girl— jpsharma (@jpsharma101) June 1, 2021
A Twitter user said Praneena was a “unique name” and asked her its meaning. To which the girl's father Mr Tandon replied, saying, “energy of life”.
प्रनिना .....Unique Name Mam. What is meaning, Even Google is also not giving satisfactory answer.— Arun (@arurendra12) June 2, 2021
But there were many who opposed the “fascination” of parents for recording and sharing such videos on social media. They praised the girl and restricted their criticism to only the practice of introducing the child to the public glare and scrutiny at a tender age.
Good for her. I never understood this fascination of parents to force a child of this age towards rote learning. It would have been better if parents start inculcating logical thinking in their children specially of this age which will help them in future.— Jitendra Sahu (@jksahu) June 1, 2021
I don't why indian parents find so much pride in demonstrating such abilities?? I really feel it's waste what intellectual or personal benefits she will get by mugging up these capitals? She is extraordinary for sure and I hope her talent can be given better direction.— Suman kumar Singh (@Suman_Singh89) June 2, 2021
Plz raham kariye mam,aise logo k video jab aaplog share kr dete hai to average children ki haalat kharab ho jaati hi...— Nimboo Mirchi (@papakasam1) June 1, 2021
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