Nepali youth stakes claim for Guiness record for memory power
KATHMANDU: Ashish Basnet, the 28-year- old local youth who has been practising to enhance his memory power through self efforts, has staked claim for the Guinness Book of World Records title with the ‘highest memory power’.
Basnet who hails from Chovar in Kathmandu demonstrated his talent at a programme held at the Ministry of Education at Kesharmahal, Kathmandu on Sunday, in the presence of Education Minister Dinanath Sharma.
To verify Basnet’s skill and his claim, he was given one minute’s time to see an assortment of 23 articles and asked to arrange these articles in their previous order. And Basnet accomplished the task in three minutes.
This test was carried out as per the standards set by the Ginness Book of World Records’ Headquarters.
Basnet was blindfolded and the articles were arranged in order from one to 30. Then the blindfold was removed and Basnet was allowed to observe the articles for one minute. Thereafter, the articles were jumbled up, Basnet was blindfolded once again and given some time to think. He was then asked to arrange the articles in their previous order.
Basnet accomplished the task in three minutes although he had 15 minutes to do so, thus demonstrating his extraordinary talent.
According to the promoters, Basnet will likely formally get his certificate from the Ginness Book of World Records Office in about one and half months from now once the evidence of the testing process is presented to it.
In one such test conducted for the highest memory power before this on June 23, 2011, Kishan Kumar from India had set the world record by arranging 20 articles in their proper order. Basnet has overtaken him.
The test demonstration was organized by Steps for Miles Nepal in association with the Ministry of Education and the Education Journalists’ Group (EJG). RSS