Pratistha sets world record

Kathmandu, September 30:

Pratistha Amatya Bista has had her name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records - 2005 for memorising and recalling 75 randomly presented items in sequence. She memorised and then recalled 75 random items in the order their names were read to her as per the standards of the Guinness Book of World Records at a program held here on March 25, 2005. The programme was jointly organised by the Royal Nepal Academy and the Nobel Academy.

The Guinness World Records Limited, the keepers of the records, has provided certificate to Pratistha after registering her name in its inventory for setting a record in the category by memorising the greatest number of words so far.

As per the conditions set by the Guinness Book criteria for this title, the random items read before the candidate should be memorised and recollected in order within five seconds. The video record of her performance had been sent to the Office of the Guinness World Records Limited. Prior to this, Addle Anwar, a Briton, had made the record by recalling 55 items in order. Meanwhile, today the vice president of Poverty Alleviation Fund Mohan Man Sainju handed away the certificate received from the World Records Office to Pratistha.