September 26, 2015
We have heard of and probably have even participated in campaigns that create awareness about eye donation. Madhesh Bharath Kumar. A. R, a 12-year old boy of class VII from Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation Higher Secondary School recently wrote one of his school exams blindfolded just to create awareness about eye donation.
“I want to do my bit in initiating many more people to donate their eyes (after their death) as this is the need of the hour. I am a student of TIA Creative Genius and I am trained to do many activities blindfolded,” Madhesh says.
TIA Creative Genius is owned and run by Joseph and Sheeba Joseph. This academy trains five to 15 year old kids on various aspects like how to connect their left and right brain functions, giving their brain more processing power in any given situation. At the academy the boy’s trainer R. Madan is all praise for Madhesh. “He is a kid who has a lot of potential and is blessed with a strong sense of smell,” Madan says.
In fact it is the strong sense of smell that helps Madhesh identify the person who (is known to him) visits his home. Furthermore, this boy is also capable of identifying the channels, songs and films that are played on television and he can also read text messages on his mobile phone; blindfolded.
This son of a businessman N. Rajendran and homemaker Radhika R, believes that he has a long way to go and he aims at achieving many more tasks blindfolded.
“My son has successfully completed the first level of this course. He is currently doing the second level. I want my son to master the fourth level of this Brain Train Programme.” Radhika R. says.
His mother also shares that Madhesh uses half an hour every day to train himself to do better. Fifteen minutes of his time he dedicates towards doing physical exercise and the next fifteen minutes Madhesh spends mastering the various brain train techniques.