St. Paul’s English School (JP Nagar), Adjudged Runners Up In the City Finals
• Sri Kumaran Children’s Home School will be amongst the 80 schools all set to compete in the semi finals
• Over 620 students from 130 schools participated from Bangalore, 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
Bangalore, 3rd August, 2012: Sri Kumaran Children’s Home School today won the Bangalore City finals of Limca Book of Records Quiz 2012, held at Cathedral High School. The bright young minds from the Sri Kumaran Children’s Home School, who won the city finals, would now be amongst the 80 schools to compete in the Semi finals. Not far behind, St. Paul’s English School (JP Nagar) emerged as the runners up.
Around 620 students from 130 schools participated, from Bangalore, out of which 6 schools competed in the city finals-St. Paul’s English School, JP Nagar, Sri Kumaran Children’s Home School, New Horizon Public School (Indira Nagar), National Public School-Indira Nagar, Innisfree House School, Delhi Public School, Bangalore (South). The winning team was felicitated by Mr. Vijay Kumar – Team Leader (Sales) Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Pradeep Seth Team Leader (Sales) Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. Also, present at the event was Limca Book of Record holder K.B. Shivshankar for the collection of mini shoes – K.B. Shivshankar has a collection of handmade miniature shoes – 150 pieces. He started making the shoes as a hobby in 2004. The smallest shoe in his collection is just 2 cm long and the biggest is 5 cm. It takes him around1 hour to craft each shoe.
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 in80 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 Mr. Vijay Kumar – Team Leader (Sales) 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.