In a remarkable display of cognitive prowess, three year old prodigy Jeimithra Vasagam recently made headlines by not only breaking the Malaysia Book of Records for identifying the most international flags within one minute but also by setting three additional records, demonstrating her extraordinary ability to identify an even greater number of flags. Jeimithra is a three year old extraordinary child. Her father’s name is Manickavasagam and her mother’s name is Dr. Mathi Vathani.
Jeimithra’s initial achievement of breaking the Malaysia Book of Records was a testament to her exceptional talent and keen intellect. However, she didn’t stop there. Displaying an astonishing capacity for flag recognition, she continued to surpass expectations by identifying an even larger number of international flags, setting new benchmarks in the process.
In her latest extraordinary feat, Jeimithra has achieved identifying the flags of all 195 countries. This accomplishment not only earned her a prestigious place in the ‘India Book of Records’ and the ‘Worldwide Book of Records’ for her ability to identify 195 flags within a commendable time of 3.05 minutes but also secured her a notable position in the ‘Jackhi Book of World Records’ by achieving the same feat in an impressive 2.25 minutes. Setting records in both national and international domains underscores the universal recognition of Jeimithra’s exceptional talent.
When Varnam Malaysia reached out to Jeimithra’s mother to gain more insights into Jeimithra’s remarkable accomplishment, her mother shared that Jeimithra dedicated approximately 3 to 4 months to acquire proficiency in recognizing all the flags. This intensive learning period followed her initial achievement in the ‘Malaysia Book of Records,’ where she impressively identified 44 flags. The fact that she invested several months in expanding her knowledge beyond the initial record-breaking 44 flags underscores her interest in this at such a young age.
When we asked how did Jeimithra managed to memorise the flags, her mother stated that, “I initiated Jeimithra’s flag memorization when she was under one year old. Before she started speaking, I introduced her to flags by pointing and encouraging her to repeat the names. By age one, she displayed a keen interest. We kept it focused, learning five flags daily before bedtime, which is her most active time. This structured routine, coupled with her enthusiasm, led to her exceptional ability to recognize and articulate flags.”
Asking her mother how does she feels about the achievement of her child, she expressed that “While I am elated and proud of Jeimithra’s achievements in flag memorization, my satisfaction is tempered by an unwavering desire for her to achieve even more. I am driven by the belief that her potential goes beyond the realm of flags, and I am determined to nurture and support her in reaching new heights of accomplishment.”
She also shared that, I’m now teaching her periodic table which she has more interest to learn and she knows about 72 elements right now. I am actively planning for her to set a record in this domain as well. Jeimithra’s enthusiasm for learning is evident in her love for exploring new topics. Unlike repetition, she thrives on delving into fresh and diverse subjects each day, showcasing a remarkable eagerness to broaden her intellectual horizons.
Jeimithra’s extraordinary journey from mastering international flags to delving into the intricacies of the periodic table stands as a testament to her insatiable curiosity and remarkable learning abilities. Her achievements not only reflect the effectiveness of a tailored and engaging educational approach but also underscore the importance of nurturing a passion for learning from a young age.
All the information and images provided by Jeimithra’s mother, DR Mathi Vathani.