WWF-India in association organizes the Wild Wisdom quiz which is Asia’s largest wildlife quiz and the only national-level wildlife quiz in the country.
In total 36 schools from across the state participated in the city round of the quiz that was held at Royal Global School and now the Don Bosco School, Guwahati, will represent the state in the national finale. The final round will be held at New Delhi on October 7 during the wildlife week.
WWF-India launched the quiz in the year 2008 and provides good opportunities to students to delve deeper into the wildlife of this country, build their interest towards the rich natural legacy and inspire them to work towards its conservation.
The theme for 2015 is ‘The International Year of Soils’, based on the UN declaration of the year. After clearing the preliminary rounds, top five scorers were selected for the final round.
In the final round of the junior school category, the finalists were DPS, Guwahati, Maharishi Vidya Mandir School, Rajgarh, Don Bosco School, Guwahati, Sudarshan Public School and Sanskriti The Gurukul.
The five finalists for the middle school-level quiz were Maria’s Public School, Don Bosco School, Guwahati, Sampoorna Kendra Vidyalaya, Dibrugarh, Maharishi Vidya Mandir and Royal Global School. Kaustav Kalita (Class VIII) and Bhraaz Kashyap (Class VII) of Don Bosco School, Guwahati, emerged winner.
The top three teams of the national final will win an adventure trip to Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh, in partnership with Chrysalid, outdoor learning centres.
Prizes, certificates and trophies were awarded to the winners by the Principal of Royal Global School Anubha Goyal and Archita Baruah Bhattacharyya, senior programme officer of WWF-India’s Assam and Arunachal Pradesh state office.