St Xavier's School wins the Bhubaneswar City Finals of ‘Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2011’
~ DAV Public School Adjudged Runners Up In the City Finals ~
• St Xavier's School will be amongst the 80 schools all set to compete in the semi finals
• Over 190 students from 32 schools participated from Bhubaneswar with 6 schools reaching the city finals
• After the huge success of LBR Quiz ‘10, this year, the quiz has been launched on a much larger scale with students from 3500 schools across 80 cities participating in the Quiz
• Young geniuses from class 8 to12 to participate in the National Quiz Championship
• LBR Quiz, 2011 is being rolled out in three stages - Inter-school level, Semi finals & National Finals
• Entire Initiative to be organized over an 6 month period from July to December, 2011
• Multicity initiative launched in partnership with ‘Know & Grow with Derek’ – Derek O’ Brien, renowned quizmaster to host the National Finals
• Limca Book of Records (LBR), 2011 celebrates 22 illustrious years and catalogues outstanding achievements of Indians across the globe and inspires and motivates today’s youth
Bhubaneswar, July 2011: St Xavier's School today won the Bhubaneswar City finals of Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011 held at Sai International School, Bhubaneswar. The young geniuses from the St Xavier's School in Bhubaneswar would now be amongst the 80 schools to compete in the Semi finals. Not far behind, DAV Public School emerged as the runners up. Around 190 students from 32 schools participated from Bhubaneswar out of which six schools competed in the city finals – St Xavier's School, DAV Public School, Mother's Public School, S.T Joseph's High School, Sai International School and Loyola School .The winning team was felicitated by R. K. Singh, HR Manager Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd., Orissa. Also, present at the event were Vijay Sahu, Chairman, Sai International School, Arun Prakash, Principal, Sai International School and Keshab Swain, Limca Book of Record holder for breaking 184 whole green coconuts with his elbow in 6mins and 4 sec.
After the consecutive success of Limca Book of Records Quiz since 2008, this year the quiz is being organized in more than 3500 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 ‘Know & Grow with Derek’ and involves participation of young minds from classes 8 to 12. As part of the initiative, a series of quiz competitions will be be organized in 3500 schools across 80 cities. 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, 2011. 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 R. K. Singh, HR Manager Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd," At Coca-Cola India, we believe that education is a catalyst for nurturing talent, allowing it to develop and excel. Limca Book of Records Quiz is one such facilitator of knowledge and learning. Such competitions are a great platform for students to learn, be aware and be competitive leading to their overall personality development. Participating in the Limca Book of Records Quiz has always been an enriching experience for the students considering the quality, scope and magnitude of this event. Having garnered an overwhelming response from schools across the country since the last 3 years, we are certain that this year too, Limca Book of Records Quiz will witness similar zeal and enthusiasm from the students. I would like to congratulate the winners of today’s competition and wish them all the best for the Zonal Finals.”
Quiz Master Extraordinaire, Derek O’Brien, and founder ‘Know & Grow with Derek’ will host the National Finals. The entire database including content, research material and quiz software is being provided by ‘Know & Grow with Derek’.
According to Derek O’Brien, Founder, “Know & Grow with Derek”, “We are once again delighted to be associated with Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011, it has indeed been a great association. Limca Book of Records Quiz is a fun and engaging way to stimulate knowledge and learning amongst students across the country. Since last couple of years, the quiz has received phenomenal response from schools and students and this year too we look forward to receiving similar enthusiasm and participation. So once again let’s all gear up for some great quizzing action.”
The national quiz competition leverages the iconic status of the Limca Book of Records which is now in its 22nd edition. The recently launched 22nd edition of the Limca Book of Records. The ‘Sports Achievers Special’ was dedicated to the outstanding performances of 15 Indian Athletes during 2010 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games and acknowledged their significant contribution by felicitating them as 'People of the Year' 2011. With 20 refreshing and informative chapters, the 2011 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, 2011
The Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2011 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, 2011.
Semi final Round
In the semifinal rounds, ‘City Winners’ 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 O’Brien to host the National Final.
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