Rifah Taskeen, a 2nd standard student of St Joseph School to set a record on Sunday, by driving 13 vehicles on November 5. This 7-year-old girl, a resident of NR Mohalla drives any power steering vehicle and completes 50 rounds driving in car reverse. Extra seat, extra pedals are attached for lorries to make her feel comfortable.
First she will be driving lorry at Old Eidgah Ground at 11 am, and later she heads towards St Joseph’s School Grounds. There she will be driving bolero, tata ace, Scorpio, Innova, Swift, Esteem, Maruthi car, Zen, Maruthi van, Indica, Santro and a quad bike.
The family had applied for Golden Book of World Records a month ago. In a reply, Dr Manish Vishnoei, Asia Head, Golden Book of World Records has stated, "We have received your application for a World Record attempt. Your application sounds interesting and we are accepting the attempt with the title 'Youngest to drive most kinds of multi-wheeler vehicles."
“A boy in America has set a record at the age of 10 in racing by driving a normal car. We are happy our daughter has been selected for Golden Book of World Record. She will be the first to set the record in World, and we are eagerly waiting for the moment holding cross fingers. With count down as begin to set record, we are excited, thrilled and a bit nervous. We have been permitted to use the logo and word-mark of GBWR during the attempt,” adds her Tajuddin, who dreamt of making her a world champion from last five years, and gave her training from the age of 3.
“After the story was published in ‘City Express’, we got an opportunity to showcase her talent at Makkala Dasara. Later, we submitted the details to GBWR. No girls have created a world championship and we hope all our dreams come true,” adds Mother Bibi Fathima, a Urdu School Teacher.
Tajuddin has built a quad bike using spare parts from different vehicles, all from scratch. He has made use of parts from mopeds, engine from Kinetic Honda, Chassis of Suzuki Samurai, tyres of scooty Pep to build the vehicle. As he did not have any prior experience he had to face several challenges to assemble the vehicle and took six months to build it.