Shimla: St. Edward School, Shimla today won the Shimla City finals of Limca Book of Records Quiz 2010 held at Convent of Jesus & Mary High School. The young geniuses from the winning school in Shimla would now compete with the winners from 80 other schools in the Semi finals. Not far behind, Convent of Jesus & Mary High School emerged as the runners up. Around 150 students from 25 schools participated from Shimla out of which six schools competed in the city finals â€“ St. Edward School, Shimla, Convent of Jesus & Mary High School, DAV Sn. Sr. Public School, Gita Adarsh Vidhalaya- Solan, Shimla Public School and BSN High School. The winning team was felicitated by Arun Sharma, Area Sales Manager, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Also, present at the event was Sis. Roselyn Thomas, Principal, Convent of Jesus & Mary High School, Shimla.
Following the huge success of Limca Book of Records, 2009, this year the quiz is being organized at an even larger scale to continue its journey of promoting knowledge and awareness amongst the young minds of the country. 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 countryâ€™s youth.
The multicity initiative has been launched in partnership with â€˜Know & Grow with Derekâ€™ and involves participation of young geniuses from class 8 to12. As part of the initiative, series of quiz competitions are being organized across 3500 schools across 100 cities divided into four zones â€“ North, South, East and West. The quiz is being organized in three stages â€“ Inter-school level, Semi-Finals & National Finals from April to December, 2010.
According to Arun Sharma, Area Sales Manager, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, â€œAt Coca-Cola, we believe that education is of utmost importance for social change. As a company committed to sustainability and well being of communities, we have been contributing in our own small way to the cause of education. Limca Book of Records Quiz 2010 is an attempt to ignite the young minds and make them all a part of the quiz. We received an over whelming response last year and are proud to take the initiative to the next level by organizing it in 3500 schools across 100 cities. I wish all the very best to the participating studentsâ€.
Derek Oâ€™ Brien, renowned quizmaster and founder â€œâ€™Know & Grow with Derekâ€™ will host the National Finals. The entire database including content, research material and quiz software is being provided by â€˜Know & Grow with Derekâ€™.
According to Derek Oâ€™Brien, Founder, â€˜Know & Grow with Derekâ€™, â€œLimca Book of Records Quiz is a great platform to impart knowledge, to promote learning and help young minds Know & Grow. In addition, such initiatives help in inspiring and motivating todayâ€™s youth. Limca Book of Records Quiz 2009 was immensely successful as students from over 3000 schools battled it out to be the winners of the National Finals. Taking forward the same excitement, I am are delighted to be associated with Limca Book of Records Quiz 2010 and look forward to some great quizzing action this year.â€
More about Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2010
The Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2010 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 â€˜City Winnerâ€™ of Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2010.
Semi final Round
In the semifinal rounds, â€˜City Winnersâ€™ would compete for the national finals. 80 teams to participate in the semifinals- Top 10 teams with a minimum of 2 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 Oâ€™Brien to host the National Final.
About â€˜Know & Grow with Derekâ€™
â€˜Know & Grow with Derekâ€™ have, for the last eleven years, been making knowledge interesting and helping people and brands grow. This is done through various media. Television, live game shows, and the more traditional way of providing content for books as well as columns for various publications. Among the spectrum of content, which â€œKnow & Grow with Derekâ€ provides, is the world famous game, â€˜Trivial Pursuitâ€™.
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