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 and Hemchand Mahindra Foundation as conservation partner. Teams of three comprising students from standards 5th, 6th and 7th standards 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 40 plus cities in the country between September and January. City rounds will be conducted from August to December. The winners from these city rounds will be pitted against each other in the national finale to be held in March/April 2018. 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 three teams. This team will consist of one student each from standards V, VI and VII respectively.
  • All teams from one school 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 quiz master'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 - 2017

City Rounds : 40

  • 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 one of the Metropolitan city.

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

City Map

South Zone:Trivandrum, Mysore, Vizag, Hyderabad, Chennai, Vijaywada, Cochin
West Zone: Ahmedabad, Belagavi, Goa, Pune, Surat, Thane, Mumbai, Nashik
Central Zone: Indore, Nagpur, Raipur, Bhopal
North Zone:Jodhpur, Amritsar, Jammu, Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Dehradun, Jaipur
East Zone: Kolkata, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Burdwan, Puri, Purulia, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Patna

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

 
City Schedule
CITY ZONE DATE
JODHPUR NORTH 31st October
BENGALURU SOUTH 28th October
KOLKATA EAST 9th December
AHMEDABAD WEST 21st November
TRIVANDRUM SOUTH 27th October
INDORE CENTRAL TBD
Mysore SOUTH 17th November
VARANASI EAST 14th December
Belagavi WEST 13th November
Goa WEST 7th October
Bhubaneswar EAST 19th November
Hyderabad SOUTH 10th October
Nagpur CENTRAL 2nd December
Burdwan EAST 25th November
Pune WEST 25th November
Chennai SOUTH 11th October
Amritsar NORTH 19th December
Jammu NORTH TBD
Chandigarh NORTH 14th November
Delhi NORTH 25th November
Surat WEST 14th November 
Raipur CENTRAL 26th August
Vijaywada SOUTH TBD
Cochin SOUTH 25th November
Puri EAST 20th November
Purulia EAST 5th November
Lucknow NORTH 12th November 
Guwahati EAST Tentative end November
Jamshedpur EAST 16th December
Ranchi EAST Tentative 16th November
Patna EAST 28th November 
THANE WEST 11th November
Kanpur NORTH TBD
Allahabad NORTH Tentative 29th November
DEHRADUN NORTH TBD
JAIPUR NORTH TBD
MUMBAI WEST 18th November
NASHIK WEST TBD
Bhopal CENTRAL 10th December
 
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 and TajSafaris.

Rjib SAnyala

BHAVNA MENON


Bhavna Menon graduated with a Bachelor's 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

JASPREET SAHNI


Coming from an English literature background with a penchant for writing and passion for sports, Jaspreet has now completed close to 10 years in mainstream media & 15 overall in content writing while travelling the world to report. All this while, compassion towards wildlife & its conservation kept brings him close to nature and he has several environmental publications to his credit.

City Round Winners
City WINNER SCHOOL 1ST RUNNER-UP 2ND RUNNER-UP
RAIPUR Delhi Public School Salem English School Rajkumar College
SHANTANEEL  SARKAR SIDDHARTHA LAHEJA AKSHAT VERMA
IJYA SHRIVASTAV ADWIKA KARUNAA HARMAN SANDO
SWASTIK DAN ARYAN SINGH NEELASH MALIK
       
HYDERABAD Chirec International School Jubilee Hills Public School Little Flower High School
ANIRUDH MANTHA (V) ABHYAS K (V) AMEEN (V)
MANAN SARDA (VI) SUPREETH T (VI) MUSTAFA AHMED (VI)
ISHANI BOSE (VII) K ANURAG (VII) NIDA FATHIMA (VII)
       
LUCKNOW St. Francis' College Green Land Public School Amity International School
AKSHAT SINGH (V) SHASHANK SINGH (V) AVANI GOEL (V)
AARAV DHYANI (VI) DIVYA TRIPATHI (VI) SAMRIDH TIWARI (VI)
ARNAV DEV (VII) AYUSH MISHRA (VII) SOUMITRA SARAN (VII)
       
PURULIA Delhi Puplic School, Durgapur AGPN Convent & ER School Dhabal BSS Central Public School
SOMAN MODAK (V) DOLAN DEY (V) PALAK GUPTA (V)
ANEESHA YERRA (VI) SANJIB MURMU (VI) SOUVIK KHAITAN (VI)
SHIVANSU VERMA (VII) SOHAM LAHA (VII) MD. SAIQUE ANSARY (VII)
       
JODHPUR Bodhi International School Happy Hours School Mahaveer Public School
HARDIK SETHIA (V) SANIDHYA DAGA (V) ATHARVA VAISHNAV (V)
Raghav Choudhary (VI) mehul Gupta (VI) Shlok Jain (VI)
Garv Vaswani (VII) Raghav Hada (VII) Arsh Maheswari (VII)
       
Trivandrum St. Thomas Residential School Holy Angels' ISC School Carmel Girls Higher Secondary School
GOVIND KRISHNAN (V) ADITHI (V) NIVEDITA R (V)
ABHINAND S R (VI) SHRUTHY (VI) LAKSHMI G L (VI)
ROHN MATHEW JOHN (VII) ISHIKA (VII) LEKSHMI SAJEESH (VII)
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Contact us
If you wish your school to participate in the current edition of the Eco-Achievers Quiz
contact us at 022 40660100 or write to us at saevus.ecoachievers@gmail.com
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