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Girl, 9, Becomes Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

By Chris V. Thangham     Dec 24, 2008 in Technology
A 9-year-old girl from the state of Tamil Nadu, India became the youngest in the world to pass the “Microsoft Certified Professional Exam”, not an easy task for adults. She passed another 10-year-old girl from Pakistan.
Lavinashree, 9, passed the “Microsoft Certified Professional” exam with flying colors. She hails from the southern part of India, Madurai city in Tamil Nadu.
According to her parents, she has achieved many accomplishments since the age of 3, so this achievement doesn’t seem to surprise them.
Her sister said in the video that initially they didn't allow her to take the Microsoft Exam but after some assurances, Lavinashree was given permission to take the exam.
Lavinashree in the video said her idol was another genius, the former Indian President Abdul Kalam.
She received the official Microsoft certificate from the President Abdul Kalam.
Lavinashree broke another prodigy’s record Arfa Karim, 10, from Pakistan.
Lavinashree is in fourth grade now and plans to become another scientist like Mr. Kalam. When she was three years old she was able to recite 1,300 couplets of a famous Tamil poem, Thirukkural, forward and backwards. She holds a world record title for that accomplishment.
The local government has assured her parents that they will provide free education for Lavinashree. But with the pace she is growing up, she can afford the education herself.
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