Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s 12-old wonder kid Pragyan Paramita can read, write, play and ride bicycle blindfolded.
A Class VIII student of St Xavier’s School in Keonjhar, Pragyan has already completed the CBSE syllabus of Class X. She can even paint beautifully, blindfolded.
The girl claims she has achieved it through specialised mid-brain activation training. Midbrain activation is a pseudoscience that helps in the development of blind vision and increases concentration and memory power.
“I can read, write, ride and memorise things with my eyes closed. I have completed the CBSE syllabuses of Class VIII, IX and X. I have learned many tricks from my teacher who taught me the ways to complete the courses,” said the wonder girl.
Pragyan’s father Banabihari Mahanra said, “My daughter’s teacher Tapeswar Mahanta has been giving her special mind training for over three years now. The training helped develop her mind power and concentration ability. This also enabled her memorise many things in less time and now she has also started applying the skills in her practical life.”
Pragyan’s classmates and teachers hope that with such unique skills, she achieves big things in life.
“Pragyan is my classmate. She is different from other students of the school as she can read and write without looking at it. When we play hide and seek with her, she spots us in no time. I feel proud that she is my friend,” said her classmate, Soumya.
Pragyan’s school teacher Bikash Kumar Das said, “She is one of the blessed children of our school. I am confident that with the unique skills she will definitely earn fame for the country.”...