Autistic children never fail to impress everyone with their exceptionally brilliant talent. 5-year-old Rashwin Kalithas has yet again amazed everyone by garnering another National Record.
He who was born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) secured a spot in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) for being ‘The Youngest Autistic Child To Hold Solo Digital Arts Exhibition’.
The certificate was given to Rashwin by Datuk TPR Sulaiman bin Mohamed (Pengarah Eksekutif Perancangan DBKL), along with Ms Izlyn Ramli (Director of Yayasan Telekom Malaysia), Mr Abdul Shakir (Co-founder of Filamen) and MBOR representatives during the launch of ‘Immersio Mengukir’.
Themed ‘The World Through His Eye: An Immersive Visual Experience’, he proudly runs his solo exhibition at the Digital Art Gallery by Filamen, Kedai KL for one month (7th June 2022 to 17th July 2022). Being the first show of this young lad, he garnered many visitors to his colourfully-vibrant exhibition.
Helmed by a new media art collective, Filamen and Yayasan TM, the ImmersioMengukir event features over 60 digital and new media artists, exhibiting their cool lustrous space where digital art, interactive installations, and projection mapping meet a variation of cool light visuals.
These are some of Rashwin’s creative and beautiful artworks:
His mother B. Krishnarani mentioned that he has a profound interest in digital art drawings. He then started to practise it at the age of 3. Now, he had an amazing opportunity to showcase them online and physically on Autism Awareness Day.
Rashwin was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was just 20 months old. Early detection, intervention and family acceptance has helped to build a foundation where Rashwin is able to respond to calls for his name, express basic desires and follow simple instructions.
Fam, before earning this record, Rashwin already stamped his name in the history book.
This young boy received the Malaysia Book Of Records for identifying 198 national flags across the world in 9 minutes and 54 seconds. (This is an astounding feat)
With this, his parents hope that Rashwin’s journey will continue to inspire other children on the spectrum too and such exposure will one day help to secure his future.
Well done and best wishes for your next adventure lil’one!