Delhi: The international finale of Wild Wisdom Quiz 2018, organised by WWF-India and endorsed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, took place today at the WWF Delhi headquarters at Lodhi Estate. The quiz, currently running in its 11th year, saw participation from students across India, with two teams coming from Nepal and Bhutan. The quiz, which started in 2008 aims to raise awareness and inculcate a sense of pride amongst today’s children about India’s rich biodiversity and the need to protect it. The theme for this year’s quiz, “The Price of our Planet”, aimed to make students understand the nuances of our environment and biodiversity, and discuss the many things in our lives that are nature inspired and how nature’s web is so wonderful and varied.
Over its 11-year journey, Wild Wisdom Quiz has seen participation from nearly 60,000 students from all over India. This year, the wild whiz bug also caught Nepal and Bhutan, with two teams coming in from the countries for the event. The quiz helps to inculcate a sense of curiosity in children, with interactive rounds and healthy competition. Mr. Siddharth Basu, the Quiz Man of India, conducted the International level.
Speaking at the event, Ms. Radhika Suri, Director, Environment Education, said, “The Wild Wisdom Quiz, in its eleventh year now, is testimony to the ever growing interest of children in the natural world. It gives children a platform to learn about the wonders of the world around them and piques their interest in environment issues and the need to conserve the world around us. I congratulate the winners and thank all the teachers and schools present here today for their support.”
The winners of the National Finals were:
Winners: Arishtha Jain and Ranjan Samar from St. Anthony’s School, Udaipur, Rajasthan
First Runner Up: B. Nihaal amd Sukand V Murugan from Amrita Vidyalayam, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
Second Runner Up: Rishabh Kothari and Dhairya Garg from Delhi Public School, Kolar, Bhopal
Each of the top five teams received prizes from WWF-India, SONY, United Colors of Benetton, Scholastic, T.I Cycles. The three winning teams will now head for a trip organized by Explorars, an educational travel organization, to the Sariska Tiger Reserve.
The event also showcased the WWF-India digital portal One Planet Academy, which is a digital resource center environment awareness and action for schools, students and teachers on environment education.
While the Middle Level Quiz reached its finale, registration for the online version of the quiz for senior school students, will be open till 10thOctober 2018, giving them a chance to win exciting prizes based on their knowledge of wildlife and other environment issues. Registrations for the online senior school quiz is available at http://quiz.wwfindia.org/wwq/senior.aspx