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5-year-old Indian-American girl becomes world's youngest TEDx speaker

5-year-old Indian-American girl becomes worlds youngest TEDx speaker

Chennai: The World Book of Records in London has recognised a 5-year-old Indian-American girl Kiara Kaur as the world's youngest TEDx speaker.

The child prodigy was recognized after she addressed a TEDx meet organised by a body in Maharashtra on November 14, Children's Day.

"I am so excited to be the youngest TED speaker," Kiara told NDTV.

Gaurav Ghewade, who had organised the Rankala Lake event COMMA, said that Kiara won applause and inspired the audience with her story.

Earlier in February, Kiara had entered London's World Book of Record and Asia Book of Record for reading 36 books non-stop for 105 minutes. This means that she read continuously for a little under two hours!

A passionate reader who has read more than two thousand books, Kiara is also set to release her first book "Dairy of a 5-Year-Old Genius Chatterbox Who Set World Records".

Her mother Dr Little Mahendra who is a Dean at a Dental College said that the book chronicles her journey in her own words and it took seven months for completion.

On her love for speaking, the little girl said, "I have so much to share. People call me a talking machine and gabby".

However, Kiara hasn't made up her mind yet on what she would want to do in her life. "Sometimes I want to become a doctor to treat people and sometimes I want to become a leader to help the needy," said the five-year-old.

Born in the US after a five-year wait, Kiara is presently in Abu Dhabi where her doctor parents are settled. "She is hence so special for us and I love spending as much time with her as possible," said her father Dr Ravi MJ, an Orthodontist.

Her mother said Kiara's grandfather, Lt Colonel MP Singh, who instilled the interest in her to read.

With a love for languages, Kiara is also studying French and Spanish.

Howard Berg, regarded as the fastest reader who's helping Kiara to maximise her "natural learning ability" said, "I expect great things from Kiara as she grows up".

"We only support her in all her endeavours, so that she would love to do what she does," said her mother who denied pushing their child for any records.

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