The final round of the 10th International Edition of the Wild Wisdom Quiz, organised by WWF-India and Discovery Kids in association with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), was held at WWF-India, New Delhi on October 6, 2017.The event saw participation from 28 city level winners across the country and 2 winners from Nepal.
Wild Wisdom Quiz has grown in strength over the last decade and has reached beyond the country, with Nepal running its first edition of the quiz in 2017. In India, the Wild Wisdom Quiz is being run across 817 schools in 14 cities with participation from approximately 50,000 students. Run in the format of a competition, the quiz is a fun way to help children learn more about the environment and also help inculcate in them a sense of responsibility towards the planet. The National Levels were conducted by Siddharth Basu, the Quiz Man of India.
The winners of the National Finals were from Delhi Public School, Guwahati- Adhiraj Kar (Class 6) and Navaneel Chakraborty (Class 7). The First Runner Up being was from Malpi City School, Nepal and the Second Runner Up from Springdales Senior School, Amritsar
Talking about the Wild Wisdom Quiz over the years, Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO, WWF-India said, “The journey of the Wild Wisdom Quiz over the last decade reaffirms my belief in children being the change makers and spearheading the journey of conservation in the years to come. The enthusiasm and in depth knowledge exhibited by students never cease to amaze me and makes me very confident that our planet is in good hands. I congratulate all the schools, teachers and children who have been a part of the Wild Wisdom journey and hope that this event will continue to inspire many more young minds in the future."
Each of the top six teams received prizes from SONY, Puffin Books, Lotto and WWF-India . The three winning teams were taken for a prize trip organized by Explorars, an educational travel organization, to Camp Hornbill in the village of Kyari at Ramnagar, Uttarakhand. Each finalist also received a wildlife safari based board game “Kadoo- The Big Game.”