NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Most of us are aware of Kautilya Pandit, the ‘Wonder boy’ a k a ‘Google Boy’, whose mental feats were emblazoned across India by the National dailies as well as Electronic Media. Now there is our very own girl next door – Nine-Year-Old prodigy Jiya Phutela whose mental prowess matches that of the ‘Google Boy’. Jiya is a student of Grade V at Hallmark Public School, Panchkula. Hallmark School today organized a media meet with the wonder girl in Chandigarh Press Club, where Jiya displayed her unbelievable skills.
Said Mrs. Kavita Wadhwa, Principal, Hallmark School, “This girl might be little but her brain is a big powerhouse of knowledge, superlative memory & unique skills. With her amazing memory, she can talk about chemical reactions, formulae, periodic table, inventions, general-knowledge & current affairs. She also has complete information about calendars of the last 300 years. She draws exactly whatever she sees, can recite formulae after a couple of readings and is fond of dress designing.”
A very interesting session was held at the media meet. Journalists gave dates of their choice to Jiya and she immediately told the correct corresponding day. A periodic table was placed at the venue and she effortlessly gave out the Atomic Number on being told the element and vice versa. The activity which left everyone startled was the one in which she was blindfolded and made the same movements as another person. A table of different numbers was also drawn on a board with a series of rows and columns; she had a glance at the same and was able to correctly tell the numbers as assembled journalists asked her to decipher these.
According to Mr. Jivtesh Garg, Director, Hallmark School, “After her extraordinary mental capabilities were noted her talent was nurtured with the help of Neuro–Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy . Under NLP there is a connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (“programming”) and these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life. NLP brings out positive belief in children.” Said Jiya, “I am the youngest NLP Practioner of India and want to take this great system to different schools, institutions and even IITs of the country. I believe that NLP can really help bring out the genius in even ordinary students.”
Jiya has inventions on her tips, possesses miraculous powers of smelling and can also read/write blindfolded. Tricity now has in Jiya, a potential candidate for Mr. Bachhan’s KBC. Is Mr. Bachhan listening?