Dayal Kaur, who lives with her family in Birmingham, had long before demonstrated exceptional learning abilities and mastered the entire English alphabet by the time she was just 14 months old.
He expressed his excitement to appear for the Mensa test, which was conducted online from home due to a coronovirus lockdown, and achieved an IQ score of 145, which saw him in the top one percent of the UK population as “very gifted or highly advanced Keeps in “. ” category.
“I am happy to welcome Dayal to Mesa, where he joins a community of about 2,000 junior and adolescent members,” said John Stevens, CEO of British Mensa.
He said, “Her family can use the network of supportive parents who have developed and we hope that as she grows older, Dayal makes many lifelong friends and many more are provided by Mensa Experiences learning and network opportunities, ”he said.
The journey of this recognition has not been easy for the family as they struggled to convince local experts that Dayal needed access to a talented intelligence program within the education system.
His father, Sarabjit Singh, himself a health, wellness and pastoral leadership teacher, gifted his daughter to prove it.
“There is now an official document which proves that it is beyond its standard. As parents, it is natural for us to consider our child as special, but in this case there is real evidence that he is one in a million, ”said Singh.
“There is a big debate about how we cultivate our youth and provide the right kind of support and education so that we do not lose to future inventors and high achievers,” he said.
Dayal, who now dreams of becoming an astronaut and has a stable full of horses, took the exam just before his fourth birthday in October last year.
Her parents explained what would be involved in the online process and she agreed with her common sense of “living normally” in any kind of learning scenario.
In her assessment, specialist Lynn Kendall recommended that Dayal’s “competence and maturity” meant that it would be worth considering accelerating her beyond her peer group in a classroom setting.
“I am so glad that we would have survived because otherwise Dayal would have been lost in the system and would have been disappointed when he didn’t feel like he was being challenged enough to constantly learn new things,” said his proud father. One who was born and raised in Birmingham and whose family has roots in Hoshiarpur, Punjab.
“Dayal is equally enthusiastic when we are reading about Sikh history and has a fascination for icons like Banda Singh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh, so we try our best to make that learning fun. She has not come to India yet, but we hope to someday get together as a family, ”he said.
Meanwhile, Dayal is celebrating his big achievement with his father, one-year-old sister Kalyan and solicitor mother Rajwinder Kaur as she worked out that she is a “genius now”.
As with most families, the Kovid-19 lockdown has been difficult, as it has had to curb its social side, but cannot wait to return to nursery and play with its friends again.
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