BHUBANESWAR: Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar hosted the city edition of the SAEVUS Eco-Achievers Quiz 2018-2019 on Sundayat DAV Public School Auditorium, Unit-8, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Saevus magazine, the country’s foremost nature and wildlife magazine.
Teams of three participants, comprising one student each from standards 5, 6 and 7 from schools across Bhubaneswar and Cuttack took part in the quiz championing the cause of the natural world.
The competition is a highly successful and the first of its kind programme run by Saevus magazine celebrating its vision of ‘conservation through appreciation’ with an aim to develop a strong environmental consciousness among school children. The theme of the quiz is “Juxta” whereby the students are questioned about nature and wildlife related topics from all walks of life like literature, science, movies and mythology among others.
City edition of the quiz was conducted by renowned quiz master Rajib Sanyal from Kolkata and consisted of a written elimination round and a quick-fire round for the six best teams. The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up teams from this round were presented trophies, certificates and backpacks from Skybags.
The quiz is being organised in association with Rotary Clubs in 40 plus cities across the country, between August and January. The winning team from each of these city rounds will be pitted against one another in the national finale to be held in Mumbai in February 2019.
While DAV School Unit 8 emerged as the winners via tie break, and has qualified to participate in the national round, DAV School Pokhariput was the first Runners up and St Xavier’s School Kedar Gauri the 2nd Runners up. Incidentally, DPS Kalinga team which topped the city round last year had emerged as the national winners in the last edition of the competition.