Pimple Saudagar’s young residents create Guinness world record

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While Kiara is a fourth grader, Shriya is a fifth grader at Indira National School, Wakad.

Nine-year old Kiara Namchand Makrya started skating as a time-pass activity during the pandemic-induced lockdown to overcome boredom but this activity paved the way for her enrolment for the Guinness World Record. Her friend Shriya Jain,10, got inspired by her and followed her path. Now, together they have created the Guinness world record in skating for ‘Largest motto foundation’.

Both the girls are residents of Roseland Residency in Pimple Saudagar. While Kiara is a fourth grader, Shriya is a fifth grader at Indira National School, Wakad.

“My parents initiated me into skating. As I picked up, my parents felt the need for professional coaching. We met Shabir Shaikh sir who groomed me for the better. Initially, I was nervous and was afraid of injuries. I was also worried if I could match up with the other kids who were doing so well. After evaluating me for a month, my coach put me in an advanced group,” said Kaira

 Namchand Makrya, Kiara’s father said, ” Initially, we were hesitant to spend too much as we have seen many kids discontinue the sport after an injury during practice. Kiara was also scared but the coach was confident. We never thought she would do so well. Kiara and her coach Shabir sir have made us proud. Within one and half years, she has won 20 medals in various district, state and national level competitions. Kiara practices for 2 to 3 hours daily. She is equally good academically. She has also won the sweet kid award recently. We hope this journey will continue and she reaches newer heights.”

Shriya said that she has always been active in sports. She is an athlete, cyclist and a badminton player as well. She has participated in many 5-km marathons and has also won society-level badminton tournament in her age group.

“I developed interest in skating, thanks to my friend Kiara. Coach Shabbir Shaikh helped me create the Guinness World record. My motto is to keep working hard and give 100% in whatever I do. I am sure success will follow me. I aim to win the Gold medal for India one day,” said the young star Shriya.

“My father is a good skater himself and he has always wanted me to pick up skating skills,” she added.   

Suyash, Shriya’s father said that his daughter has put in a lot of hard work and her efforts have paid off. He said that creating a world record has helped his daughter understand that hard work gets richly rewarded.

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