Nineteen-year-old Prerna Sharma from Mathura recently created a Guinness World Record for memorising 500 random words in just eight minutes and 33 seconds. She is the first Indian girl to achieve such a feat. Memory champion Lance Tschirhart from the United States earlier held the record for remembering 300 words.

The child prodigy obtained her first world record in January 2016 and she got the inspiration from her mother to aspire for more trophies and records

In an interview with The Times of India Prerna she says that she obtained her first world record in January 2016 and she got the inspiration from her mother to aspire for more trophies and records. Also known as the ‘The Memory Girl’, Prerna attempted the feat at Mathura’s GLA University and came out with flying colours. She is said to have a photographic memory when it comes to numbers and is very quick on remembering them as fast as possible.

Prerna, who also has her name in the Limca Book of Records, India Book of Records and Asia Book of records states that she wants to become and IAS officer in the future and also try for many more Guinness Records.

Prerna, who also has her name in the Limca Book of Records, India Book of Records and Asia Book of records states that she wants to become and IAS officer in the future and also try for many more Guinness Records.  She is currently a Bachelors of Science student at the BSA college in Mathura.

According to a Jagran Report, she was awarded the Laxmi Bai award for her accolades by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav. The child prodigy has has also been gifted a house and a sum of 5 lakh rupees.

Along with that Prerna has also received a scholarship from the Mohd. Ali Jauhar University, Rampur, by the Uttar Pradesh minister, Azam Khan, who also happens to be the chancellor of this University.

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