Eco Achievers Quiz
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About

Saevus magazine, the country’s foremost nature and wildlife magazine, in association with Rotary Clubs and Round Table across the country brings the SAEVUS ECO ACHIEVERS QUIZ, Powered by Skybags. Teams of three comprising students from standards 5th, 6th and 7thstandards will be taking part in the quiz championing the cause of the natural world!

The Eco-Achievers Quiz is a hugely 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 schoolchildren. 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, mythology etc.

The quiz is being organized in association with Rotary Clubs in 20 plus cities in the country between September and January. 4 city rounds have been completed and 11 are lined up for November and December. The winners from these city rounds will be pitted against each other in the national finale to be held in Mumbai in April 2017. The winner, first runner-up and second runner-up teams from each of the city rounds will be given trophies, certificates and backpacks from Skybags. Winners in the national finale will be winning cash prizes from Skybags besides many other goodies.

General Information
  • There is no participation fee for the programme.
  • Each school can send in only one team. This team will consist of one student each from standards V, VI and VII respectively.
  • Each team has to be accompanied by one teacher.
  • Travel arrangements to and from the venue has to be done by schools.
  • Parents and fellow students are welcome to watch the quiz. However, schools are requested to check with the local organizers regarding the availability of seating space.
  • The quizmaster’s decision will be final and cannot be contested.
  • Prizes will be distributed during the final felicitation programme after the quiz is completed.
  • Images for the quiz can be downloaded from Saevus website( saevus.in) two weeks after the quiz has been conducted.
Format

City Rounds : 20

  • In all major cities for 2016-2017 season
  • 40-50 schools participate from each city and the Winner and Runner-up
    teams qualify for the National Round

National Round: 1

  • To be held in Mumbai

Each school sends one team of 3 students from Middle school.

The quiz will have two rounds.


Round 1: Elimination Round of 30 Minutes consisting of Yes/No Questions


Round 2:
On stage round:
Buzzer, Audio-visual, Rapid fire based on the Core Theme of Nature , Wildlife, Environment & Conservation

  • Questions merged with more popular subjects like Sports, Movies, Literature, Music: “Juxta” theme

List of Cities

South Zone: Vizag, Chennai, Trivandrum, Mysore, Bangalore, Hyderabad
West Zone: Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Ahmedabad, Nashik, Belgaun
North Zone: Delhi, Dehradun, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh

East Zone: Kolkata, Burdwan, Bhuvaneswar, Varanasi

Prizes

The allocation of prizes will be as follows:

  • Eco-Achiever Winner (Trophy & certificate)
  • Eco-Achiever 1st Runner-up(trophy & certificate)
  • Eco-Achiever 2nd Runner-up(trophy & certificate
  • Consolation prizes
  • Audience prizes

PLUS

  • Backpacks from VIP Skybags, Winner and Runner-up teams
 
Schedule
Location Date
KOLKATA December 10th
BURDWAN December 3rd
VIZAG October 20th
GOA November 19th
MYSORE November 20th
BHUBANESWAR November 20th
TRIVANDRUM November 25th
JAIPUR January 21st
VARANASI October 16th
HYDERABAD November 26th
Nagpur November 26th
PUNE December 10th
INDORE January 21st
CHENNAI July 15th
BELGAUM September 17th
MUMBAI January 14
DEHRADUN TBD
JODHPUR 26th November
CHANDIGARH TBD
DELHI TBD
BANGALORE January 12
 
Quizmasters
Rjib SAnyala

RAJIB SANYAL


He has hosted more than 2500 quizzes during the period spanning more than two and a half decades for many leading schools and educational institutions, for corporate entities, chambers of commerce, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Department of Post and Telegraph, at IITF, PragatiMaidan, New Delhi, for Ministry of Finance, Health Quiz for Ministry of Health and Family Planning, The Times NIE Quiz, and so on. His Quiz Book titled ‘Quiz Express’ from ParulPrakashanihas been published and he is presently writing two more books for a reputed publishing house. Besides hosting quizzes, he is also into mentoring &delivering motivational seminars for schools, colleges & corporates.

Rjib SAnyala

Dr. PRAMOD PATIL


A medical doctor by education, Dr. Patil is currently working as a conservation officer at Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) for Great Indian Bustard (GIB) conservation through implementation of Species Recovery Program with support from Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) & BirdLife International UK. His work is focused on designing a conservation plan involving both local community and Forest Department. Dr. Patil is a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission of India and IUCN Bustards Specialists Group. He has been awarded with Whitley Award in London at the hands of HRH Princess Anne in the presence of Sir David Attenborough.

Rjib SAnyala

PRANAD PATIL


PranadPatil is the Consulting Editor – Natural History of Saevus Magazine and a naturalist atTadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharshtra. Pranad is a natural history expert by profession and being in the wild is also what tugs at his heart strings. He has followed his passion since the beginning of his career and has made a name for himself as an astute and extremely thorough and enthusiastic naturalist. Pranad is also an avid photographer who uses his photography skills in combination with his natural gift of storytelling to engage his readers and audiences alike.

Rjib SAnyala

RAJIV D’SILVA


Rajiv D’Silva is an architect who lives and works in Goa. He has won competitive quizzes all over the country, prominent among them being the Tata Crucible National Finals in 2010 and the Karnataka Quiz Association Open Sesame Quiz in 2011. He is a co-founder of Goa’s Sunday Evening Quiz Club and has served as quizmaster for more than 200 quizzes, including the annual Navhind Times School Quiz, the Goa Management Association BizQuiz, the Times of India College Quiz, the Backwaters Quiz at IIM-Kozhikode, the Quark Open Quiz at BITS-Goa and the Oasis Quiz at BITS-Pilani. He is also the Hon. Secretary of the Goa Bird Conservation Network.
 
Rjib SAnyala

VRUSHAL PENDHARKAR


Vrushal is a freelance Science and Environment writer & journalist working with media publications like Firstpost, The Wire, Indiabioscience etc. He has undergone field naturalist training and worked extensively in this capacity with leading names like Camp Forktail Creek andTajSafaris.

Rjib SAnyala

BHAVNA MENON


Bhavna Menon graduated with a Bachelors degree in Arts from Delhi and later moved to Mumbai to pursue her post-graduate studies in Journalism. She is currently employed with Last Wilderness Foundation, an NGO working towards wildlife conservation.

Rjib SAnyala

VIKRANT CHOURSIYA


Vikrant is a naturalist who educates students and adults including bureaucrats about wildlife and its conservation forthe Nature Information Centre (NIC) of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Maharashtra. He is also a consultant involved in content writing for GVK-Mumbai. He has conducted numerous nature trail for IB schools, delivered talks at NGO events,conducted training programs for Range Forest Officer trainees and worked as freelance biodiversity expert with various organizations.
   
   

 
City Round Winners
City WINNER SCHOOL 1ST RUNNER-UP 2ND RUNNER-UP
CHENNAI Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan,KK Nagar National Public School,Gopalapuram PS Senior Secondary School
  Sriram M.    
  Rishivant    
  Samarth Aiyar    
       
VARANASI Sunbeam School, Lahartara Sunbeam School, Varuna Bhagwanpur School
  Master Avichal  Master Aaroh Miss Shivangee S Adhikari
  Master Devesh Rai Miss Anvita Miss V. Srinithi 
  Miss Prerana Master Jitharth Master Abhinav Shandilya
       
VIZAG Sri Prakash Vidyanikethan Oakridge international Shiva Shivani School 
  KVSS Manoj Kumar Rajoshi Pahari Rohan Ch
  DVS Abhinav Sundar, Hargun Loomba Rajesh Dalai
  N Yogendra Sai Navmi Rajeev G Tejasvini
       
GOA MUSHTIFUND HIGH SCHOOL BHARTIYA VIDHYA BHAVANS NARAYAN BANDEKAR  SCHOOL MOUNT LITERA ZEE SCHOOL
  ADVAIT  MUDRAS SHREYA  SATARDEKAR  NATHAN  PARAKH
  HARSH  DAGARE NIRVAN  NIKHIL  SHARMA ABHILASHA  GHOSH
  SOHM  DIVKAR SOHAM  AMIT  KHARE APARAJITA  DAS
       
MYSORE St. Joseph school, yelanala Rotary Midtown Academy Rotary Midtown Academy
  Mayuradithya Vivek Urs  Prajwal .H.N
  Mohammed Aariz Dimpu  Bharath
  Aniruddha .K.S Aishwarya  Prajwal .N.R 
       
BHUBANESHWAR DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL KALINGA SAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL KIIT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
  SACHIT PATNAIK SHREYANSH VIKASH MISHRA DEBANGI PAUL CHOWDHURY
  SOVIT SOUMYAKANT BEHERA ROHIT PATTANAIK  ANUBHAV SAMANTARAY
  AYUSH PANDA ARYAMAN PRADHAN MITHIL BRAHMA
       
TRIVANDRUM KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA PATTOM SHIFT-II ST.THOMAS CENTRAL SCHOOL HOLY ANGELS' ISC SCHOOL
  ADIB SHIFAS ADITHYA B.J. BHAGYA D S.
  ASHWIN S. NAGESH SUDESHHNA B. RHEA ANN RAJIV
  NAINA KALYANI R.S. SOURAV B. RUKIYA SHANAVAS
       
HYDERABAD BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVANS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHIREC INTERNATIONAL BRAHMAM TALENT HIGH SCHOOL
  PRANAV PRAKASH ISHANI BOSE SAHASRA KUNKU
  M. SARAYU ISHAAN KARTHIK SUDIKSHA S. MAHOPATRA
  SANNIDHI BOPPANA KARAN REDDY TARUNTEJA AMBATIPUDI
       
JODHPUR MAHAVEER PUBLIC SCHOOL BODHI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CENTRAL ACADEMY
       
NAGPUR BVM CIVIL LINES NAGPUR CENTRE POINT SCHOOL SCHOOL OF SCHOLARS
  NISHAD GOVEKAR ARSHIYA JAIN ANVISHA DEKATE
  SPANDAN NATH ABDULLA BASHIR AAYUSH YELKUNCHWAR
  NAIVADYA BHATI ANUSHKA SUBRAMANIAN GUNJAN GAWANDE
       
BURDWAN HOLY ANGEL SCHOOL, KATWA ST. PAUL ACADEMY HOLY ROCK SCHOOL
  Debopriya Mukhopadhyay Ritobroto Sen Nur Afrin
  Debarghya Samanta Chirantan Dey Arkadeep Samanta
  Arani Ghosh Arka Deb Mondal Raisa Siddika
       
PUNE Hutchings High school & jr. college  Vidya Valley school Aman Setu high school
  Arvind Iyengar Anish Kamath Aryan Gupta
  Sumukh Gautam Sharshvat Sekhar Falguni Patil
  Anish Kodre Rohan Nidmarti Aditya Holkar
       
KOLKATA South Point School 1.Gems Akademia International School   The Heritage School. 
  Dipayan Nandi Class Gloria Thokchom Class Shruto Kalyan Dey Class V
  Pratyay Gangopadhyay Class  Soham Chowdhury 2. Siddartha Bandopadhyay Class VI
  Abhisek Mishra Arunima Pahari Danyal Reyaz Class VII.
2.DPS Ruby Park 
Aniket Misra Class
Hrishit Mitra Class VII
Shuvraneel Mitra VII

Winners
STATUS CITY SCHOOL NAME STUDENT 1 STUDENT 2 STUDENT 3
Winner Bangalore National Public School, Indiranagar Ahaan Chaturvedi Aditya Kumar Dyan Vyas
1st Runner-up Nagpur BVM CIVIL LINES NAGPUR Naivadya Bhati Nishad Govekar Spandan Nath
2nd Runner-up Dehradun The Asian School Akash Singh Mishal Singh Rohan Trivedi
Finalist Mysore St.Joseph Central School Mohammed Aariz Aniruddha. K.S. Mayuraditya C
Finalist Bhubaneswar DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL KALINGA Sachit Patnaik Sovit Soumyakant Behera Ayush Panda
Finalist Indore Daly College Prithvi Singh Garha Prithvi Sudeep Ms Mahek Kulkarni

Gallery
 
Media
  • Indian Express - 30th Nov. 2016

Indian Express

 
Contact us
If you wish your school to participate in the next edition of the Eco-Achievers Quiz
contact us at 022 40660100 or write to us at ecoachievers@saevus.in
Please mention the subject line as Eco Achievers Quiz