Thursday, May 5, 2011
Under four boy to drive car in Mysore
Usually in childhood, children will be very much fond of toy cars and enjoy their driving pleasure on them. But here is a three-year-nine-month-old boy Sumukh who drives real Maruti Omni car lonely and is all set to drive during Basava Jayanthi celebrations which will be held on May 6 at Kalamandira.
This is second demonstration of Sumukh in Mysore. Earlier he had participated in a demonstration organised by Hastakala-Hastashilp Vikasa Samithi at Shimoga on April 24. By driving the car for about 15 minutes with a speed of 50 kilometers, this four-feet boy who is in pre-kg made everyone wonder.
Disclosing this to media persons on Wednesday, Sumukh's uncle Vivekananda said that `Sumukh has a passion for driving and has very much curious and interest in driving. He used to pose question always on cars. Observing his interest in driving I gifted him a battery car which he drive very easily.
`In the initial days I taught him how to handle the steering by making him to sit on my lap and the way he was balancing made me spellbound', adds Vivekananda.
Later, Sumukh was taught about applying clutches and brakes. He applied the brakes and shifted the gears according to the condition of the surface and with confidentially he negotiates the curves, adds Vivekananda.
The brakes and clutch of the vehicles were elevated to help the kid as he is just four-foot tall. His uncle wanted to break the record of 9-year-old-boy who made Guinness Record by driving the car and wishes Sumukh to enter the Guinness Books of World Records. Sumukh is a son of Dayananda a businessman and Nagashree.