Eco Achievers Quiz
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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 team. This team will consist of one student each from standards V, VI and VII respectively.
  • All team 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( 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

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


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


  • Backpacks from VIP Skybags, Winner and Runner-up teams

City Schedule
Location Date
Jodhpur TBD
Bengaluru TBD
Kolkata TBD
Ahmedabad TBD
Trivandrum TBD
Indore TBD
Mysore TBD
Varanasi TBD
Vizag TBD
Bhubaneswar TBD
Hyderabad TBD
Nagpur TBD
Burdwan TBD
Pune TBD
Chennai TBD
Amritsar TBD
Jammu TBD
Chandigarh TBD
Delhi TBD
Surat TBD
Raipur 26th August 2017
Vijaywada TBD
Cochin TBD
Puri TBD
Purulia TBD
Lucknow TBD
Guwahati TBD
Jamshedpur TBD
Ranchi TBD
Patna TBD
Faridabad TBD
Kanpur TBD
Allahabad TBD
Dehradun TBD
Jaipur TBD
Mumbai TBD
Udaipur TBD
Rjib SAnyala


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


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


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 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 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 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.


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