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5-year-old recites 30 'shlokas' in 5 minutes, enters India Book of Record

5-year-old recites 30 'shlokas' in 5 minutes, enters India Book of Record

Mahika Potnis has been reciting verses from the Bhagavad Gita since she was 4.

Pune, July 20

While toddlers are grasping the foundation concepts and learning alphabets and numbers, 5-year-old Senior Kindergarten student Mahika Potnis of Billabong High International School (BHIS), Hadapsar, Pune, has made her parents and school proud by registering her name in the India Book of Record (IBR) for reciting 30 ‘shlokas’ in five minutes. 

Mahika’s mother Sarika who recites ‘shlokas’ from the Bhagavad Gita every morning realised that her daughter was interested in reciting these verses and hence enrolled her in classes for the same. That’s how they decided to enter the competition and following this, Mahika recorded her performance and sent the video to the record book, that eventually selected it. 

Excited about her achievement, Mahika’s mother said, “We have a routine to conduct a puja every morning with Mahika. By listening to us recite 'shlokas' daily, Mahika too picked up and learnt these. She is a disciplined child and shows love for our culture and tradition.”

Shrutika Lawand, Principal, BHIS, Hadapsar, Pune, said, “My heartfelt congratulations to Mahika for reciting 30 shlokas in 5 minutes and entering India's Book of Record. This achievement is commendable. It is a matter of great pride to have Mahika, a star performer, as a part of our school.”

Rubina Bharucha, Preschool Coordinator, BHIS, Hadapsar, Pune, said, “This is a joyful moment for all of us. Mahika has not just made her parents proud but has also brought laurels to her school.”

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