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8-YO Odisha Girl In ‘India Book of Records’ For Scripting Ramayana


Berhampur: An eight-year-old girl from Odisha has made it to the ‘India Book of Records’ by becoming the youngest author to write Ramayana.

A native of Berhampur in Ganjam district, Ishita Achary has written a summary of the world famous epic in English language in 57 pages within 22 days.

Ishita is presently staying in Chennai with her parents and studies in Class-III in NSN Memorial School.

On her praiseworthy feat, Ishita’s family says that she started writing the book in May after the watching the re–telecast of Ramanand Sagar’s iconic TV serial Ramayana during COVID-19 lockdown.

“I used to watch the re-telecast of Ramayana daily and write stories. My parents and family have always supported me. I am happy that I have found a place in ‘India Book of Records’ as the youngest to write Ramayana,” said Ishita.

Meanwhile, Ishita’s father Sanjeet Achary said the family is proud on her achievement. “Since childhood, she was attracted towards Ramayana, Mahabharata and other mythological stories. She is often curious to know and that is what helped her to achieve this feat.”

She has been writing short stories since a very young age. She used to watch the telecast of Ramayana during lockdown and share stories with us. Later, she decided to write Ramayana and completed it on 22 days. We are happy and proud of our daughter,” said Ishita’s mother, Rashmita.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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