At a time when most children engage in long play hours and screen time, this 12-year-old boy is busy breaking records. Meet R. Rudreshwar, a child prodigy who just entered the Noble Book of World Records for crossing a 103 mts (337 ft) reservoir within a record-breaking time of 7 minutes and 2 seconds.
The event took place at Mudichur, near Tambaram, Chennai, and was felicitated by official members of the Noble Book of World Records. The official representative and adjudicator from the organization, Thiruloka Chander, recognised this feat and presented the certificate of achievement to Rudreshwar with his close friends and family in attendance.
Rudreshwar is a 7th-grade student studying in the Velammal Vidhyashram CBSE group of schools in Salamangalam, Chennai. He has been training in mountaineering since he was 5 years old! Ever since, he has set out for numerous feats. Some of them over the years include rappelling down a 151 ft high mountain in Malapattu, Chennai at the age of 6 (his first world record as the youngest rappeller); climbing upto 3720 meters on Mt.Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa up to 5895 meters, at the age of just 7; and also rappelling down 400 ft at Katika waterfalls in Araku, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh at the age of 8!
“My parents have always been a big support, and have paved the way for me to reach this point so early in my life,” Rudreshwar said.
Speaking on Rudreshwar›s latest feat, his parents stated, “Every child is endowed with unique passions, talents, and skills. The trick lies in identifying them, helping them focus on them.”