St. Antony's School Adjudged as Runners Up In the City Finals ~
• The New Stewart School-Cuttack will be amongst the 80 schools all set to compete in the semi finals
• Over 168 number of students from 30 schools participated from Cuttack, with 6 schools reaching the city finals
• 4,000 Schools across 80 cities slated to participate in the Quiz Championship.
• 2012 edition to build on the widespread success of Limca Book of Records Quiz since 2008
• Young minds from class 8 to 12 to participate in three stage tournament - Inter-school level, Semi finals& National Finals
Cuttack, September 13, 2012: The New Stewart School, Cuttack today won the Cuttack City finals of Limca Book of Records Quiz 2012, held at Stewart School. The bright young minds from the New Stewart School, Cuttack, who won the city finals, would now be amongst the 80 schools to compete in the Semi finals. Not far behind, St. Antony's School-Cuttack emerged as the runners up.
Around 168 students from 30 schools participated, from Cuttack, out of which 6 schools competed in the city finals –New Stewart School-Cuttack, St. Antony's School-Cuttack, Stewart School-Cuttack, D.A.V Public School-Sec 6-Cuttack, St. Xavier's High School-Cuttack, D.A.V Public School, Rajabagicha-
After the consecutive success of Limca Book of Records Quiz since 2008, this year the quiz is being organized in around 4,000 schools to ignite young minds and make the pursuit of knowledge an engaging yet competitive process.
The multi-city initiative is being launched in partnership with Derek O Brien and Associates and involves participation of young minds from classes 8to 12. As part of the initiative, a series of quiz competitions will be organized in 80 cities in India. The quiz competition is divided into four zones – North, South, East and West. The quiz is being organized in three stages – Inter-school level, Semi-Finals and National Finals, from July to December, 2012. The quiz aptly takes its lead name from the Limca Book of Records (LBR) as the record book celebrates the outstanding achievements of Indians across the globe and is a source of inspiration especially for the country’s youth.
According to Pritam Pattnaik, Area Sales Manager, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd., "At Coca-Cola India, we place a premium on knowledge and the need for constant learning. The Limca Book of Records Quiz is our endeavor to promote excellence at a young age and be a facilitator for such learning. It provides a platform for students to engage and learn from the best minds across the country and to enhance one’s overall knowledge bank. Mirroring the success of the last three years, I am sure this year will witness the same zest and enthusiasm from students across the country and will give us many moments of great learning. I would like to congratulate the winners of today’s competition and wish them all the best for the Zonal Finals.”
According to Derek O’Brien, “It is always a treat to watch students compete and see the skill with which they conduct themselves. In the past few years, the Limca Book of Records Quiz has set a benchmark in terms of quizzing excellence and we hope this year will only be bigger and better. We look forward to our continued association with the Limca Book of Records Quiz in providing such a great platform to young minds across the country and hope for another year of great fun and great learning.”
The national quiz competition leverages the iconic status of the Limca Book of Records which is now in its 23rd edition. The record book, launched recently is a ‘Music Achievers Special’ , and was dedicated to the outstanding performances of 10 Indian Musical maestros and acknowledged their significant contribution to music by felicitating them as 'People of the Year' 2012. With 20 refreshing and informative chapters, the 2012 edition of the record book celebrates over 10,000 remarkable achievements out of which 6,000 are new records, all showcasing extraordinary feats of Indians across the globe.
More about Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2012
The Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2012 is open to all the students from class 8 to 12 who are above 12 years of age. The series has been classified into three stages:
Inter School Round
Each participating school may enter a maximum of 3 teams of 2 members each. A thirty minute written preliminary round would be administered to all the participating students. Only one team from each participating school can qualify for the stage round. The top 6 teams depending on their scores will qualify to participate in the finishing leg (stage round) of the City Finals.The team with the highest scores in the stage round would be declared as the ‘City Winner’ of Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2012.
In the semifinal rounds, ‘City Winners’ would compete for the national finals. 100 teams to participate in the semifinals-Top 10 teams with a minimum of two teams from each zone out of a total of four zones and two top scorers from the semi-final rounds will be selected for the National Finals.
The top 10 teams from the Semifinal round will compete against each other in the National Final. Renowned quiz-master, Derek O’Brien will host the National Final.
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