Delhi, India- Nepal bagged second position in the grand finale of Asia’s biggest Wild Wisdom Quiz (WWQ), organized by WWF India on 6 October 2017.
Bivisha Prajapati and Avnish Bajracharya of Malpi City School competed against the top five finalists from 28 cities across India and secured the first runner-up title. In a nail biting finish, Delhi Public School, Guwahati defeated Nepal and clinched the winners title whereas Springdales Senior School, Amritsar became second runner- up.
“The quiz was a great learning experience about environment. I have learnt things I have never even imagined to be true, says, Bivisha Prajapati. “I want to take this learning forward and be responsible to contribute my part to keep the environment protected”, she added.
This has been a life changing experience for me”, says Avnish Bajracharya. “To win the national competition and to secure a second position in the international platform has been the proudest moment for me.”
Prior to the international finale, WWF Nepal organized the national level competition where Malpi City defeated 104 participating schools from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.
“This was a fantastic start for Nepal in the international Wild Wisdom Quiz”; says Shikha Gurung, Senior Officer for Campaigns and Education, WWF Nepal. “The quiz was a great exposure for the school student (grade 6-8) on environment conservation through fun-filled and interactive learnings which has motivated us to take WWQ to a more wider audience next year”, Shikha added.
WWF Nepal introduced WWQ on 5 June 2017 on the World Environment Day which saw an encouraging participation of students from 104 school within Kathmandu valley.
Ms. Radhika Suri, Director, Environment Education, said, “The Wild Wisdom Quiz, in its tenth year now, is testimony to the ever-growing interest of children in the natural world. It gives children a platform to learn about the wonders of the world around them and piques their interest in environment issues and the need to conserve the world around us. I congratulate the winners and thank all the teachers and schools for their support.”
Each of the top six teams competed in the international finale received prizes from SONY, Puffin books, Lotto and WWF-India. The three winning teams won a prize trip organized by Explorars, an educational travel organization to Camp Hornbill in the village of Kyari at Ramnagar, Uttarakhand.