Shimla : D A V Sr Sec public school won the Shimla city finals of the Limca book of records quiz 2011 held at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla on Wednesday .
The winners will now join 80 schools to compete in the semi finals . Loreto Convent School was the runners up .
Around 270 students from 45 schools participated from Shimla , out of which six schools competed in the city finals.
The winning team was felicitated by Vikrant Rathore , sales supervisor Kandhari Beverages .
Organisers said this year the quiz is being organised in more than 3500 schools to make the pursuit of knowledge an engaging and competitive process .
The multi-city inititaive is being launched in partnership with â€˜know and grow with Derekâ€™ and involves participation of students from class 8 to class 12. It is being organised at inter-school level , semi-finals and national finals from July to December 2011 .
Noted quiz master Derek Oâ€™ Brien and founder â€˜know & grow with Derekâ€™ will host the national finals.The entire database including content , research material and quiz software is being provided by him .
In a 20 year career published widely. He has worked for the BBC, AFP, The Statesman, IANS and the Business Standard . Known for his hard hitting writing and occasional off-beat stories. He lives in Shimla.