Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh Minister for Culture and Youth Advancement RK Roja announced a financial assistance of Rs One lakh Eight year old boy Bharathi Raja of Puttur for his feat by skating blindfolded for 150 kms.
Bharathi Raja has created a world record by skating blindfolded for 150 kms for close to 15 hours non-stop on Friday. He got his name registered in Vajra World Records, Global World Record and Children’s World Record for skating with his eyes covered from Nangali on Karnataka border to Nagari.
The boy started skating from Nangali toll around 6:30 am on Friday and crossed Bangarupalam, Chittoor Y Junction, GD Nellore, KBR Puram and Puttur before reaching the residence of Minister for Tourism, Culture and Youth Advancement RK Roja in Nagari around 9 pm on the same day.
G Pratap the founder of Talent Skating Academy said that many people have held records in limbo skating in circuit bars. However, this was the first time when an eight year old completed 150 kms by skating blindfolded. One should have good motor skills to do blindfold skating. Raja was followed by two people throughout his record-attempt. He was given a walkie-talkie to help him with directions. Congratulating Raja on his achievement, he said.