15-year-old prodigy holder of 5 world records
Chennai, Sep 6: Fifteen-year-old prodigy K Vilasini is a holder of five world records, including the highest IQ and IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
Pursuing her first year B.Tech Degree in Computer Science at Kalasingalingam University in Srivilliputhur, K Vilasini's precocious talents were evident when she was just 11 years of age.
She also recently interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ideas to serve the country.
"When she was 11 years old we realised her talent and got her to take up all opportunities that came her way. One such was the world record in IELTS," her mother S Sethu Ragamaliga told PTI.
Vilasini had also been invited to take part in 11 International conferences as a keynote speaker, chief among which was the Google India Summit in New Delhi, she said.
"She has the world record in highest IQ with IQ level at 225, is the youngest CCNA (Certified Network Associate) World record holder, youngest Exin Cloud Computing world record Holder, youngest CCSA (Certification in Control Self-Assessment) World Record holder," she added.
On Vilasini's interaction with the PM as part of Teacher's day celebrations, Ragamaliga said it was a pleasant surprise when the family got a call from the PMO last week that their daughter had been selected.
"It was one of the proudest moments in our lives", she said.
"After the formalities, she underwent so many rehearsals. As a mother I was so happy that my daughter, representing Tamil Nadu, was shortlisted to converse with Modi," she added.
The nationally televised interaction with students of various schools across the country saw Vilasini posing a question to the PM on ideas to serve the country.
Modi replied in Hindi that one does not need to be a politician or be in civil services and one can just serve the country by conserving fuel, electricity and food.
To a question whether Vilasini was unhappy since Modi had replied in Hindi, Ragamaliga said, "it is a problem of those who do not understand that language."
"As a mother I am very happy that my daughter interacted with the Prime Minister. Though it was a live telecast, I was not able to see how my daughter spoke as I was in an adjacent room. I later saw it on news channels," she said.