The number of Indians travelling abroad has increased in the last few years. But not many can beat an 8-year-old student Vivaan Gupta studying in Delhi’s Bal Bharati Public School. For, he has gained the distinction of being the youngest Indian to visit all continents of the world. Thus, he has found a place in the India Book of Records as well as the Asia Book of Records.
The credit for this record though goes to his parents and grandparents who are very fond of travelling. Due to their enthusiasm, Vivaan has been able to travel to all 7 continents within just a span of 4 years. He commenced with Canada in 2015 and finished with Australia in 2019. Overall, Vivaan has visited 32 countries. Moreover, his parents Anurag and Nidhi have themselves travelled to more than 40 countries.
On being asked about what he enjoyed most in his travels, Vivaan responded that he liked the penguins in Antarctica. Furthermore, he not only loved being in Lapland, Finland, but also thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, and diving in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. On this occasion, his grandfather Anil Gupta expressed his delight on Vivaan setting a national and regional record.
He said, "I am brimming with happiness to see our kid establishing the record. Our family has always been a huge travel enthusiast, but the youngest member of our family has set a National and Asian record - I cannot be more happy and proud!"
The India Book of Records aims to provide an international platform to Indians showcasing exceptional talent. It has been in existence for the last 13 years. On the other hand, the Asia Book of Records is a platform where the record holders of all major National ‘Book of Records’ including ‘India Book of Records’, ‘Vietnam Book of Records’, ‘Indo-China Book of Records’, ‘Laos Book of Records’ and ‘Nepal Book of Records’ meet to compare, compete and claim the title of ‘Asia Book of Records’ holder.
(With ANI inputs)