Sara Chhipa, a 10-year-old Indian resident in Dubai was recognized by His Excellency, Dr. Aman Puri Consul General of India, and Dr. Jitendra Matlani, Vice President, World Book of Records at the CGI office in Dubai. Sara has been a resident of Dubai for the past 9 years and has recently created a World Record on 2nd May, 2021 by memorizing all the 195 “Countries – Capitals & Currencies” across the world. The previous record was for countries and capitals and Sara has added the dimension of currencies to her recent record. Sara became the first in the world to create & hold the “world record” in the newly achieved category.
Sara is also recognized by OMG Book of World Records, International Book of Records and recently, she is awarded & included in the World Book of Records, London, UK.
Commenting on the great achievement, Sara said, “I am extremely honored to receive this prestigious recognition from His Excellency, Dr. Aman Puri. I would also like to express my gratitude to Dr. Jitendra Matlani, Vice President, World Book of Records. Along my journey I have been blessed to meet some very encouraging souls. The UAE as a country has also been very supportive as it takes progressive strides owing to its visionary leadership and I feel very grateful to be living here.”
A sixth-grade student at the Gems Modern Academy, she has put in more than 50 hours of work to memorize the daunting list of the names. Her world record journey began around three months back under the mentorship of Sushant Mysorkar, founder of Brain Rhyme Cognitive Solutions in Mumbai. Since then, Chhipa has been training in memorizing the names through a combination of cognitive mindset, association systems and several creative learning and memory tools and techniques.
Interestingly, Sara is also a buddying cricketer and an avid dancer where she has performed various stage shows. She is also exposed to the practices of yoga & breathing techniques through “Art of Living Foundation”. Sara has her YouTube channel, “Shine with Sara” and currently runs a weekly series on “Incredible India” and aims to cover all the countries going forward.