Discovery Kids & WWF-India Organise ‘Wild Wisdom Quiz 2015’
Discovery Kids and WWF-India bring the new edition of Asia’s largest and India’s only national-level wildlife quiz - Discovery Kids & WWF-India’s Wild Wisdom Quiz 2015. The theme for this year’s quiz is SOIL, based on the UN declaration of the year 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The quiz seeks to highlight the importance and value of soil as the basis of the health of our planet and the delicate web of life, of which we are an integral part.
Discovery Kids & WWF-India’s Wild Wisdom Quiz 2015 has received participation from more than 25,000 students across India. The quiz that is being supported by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India this year has been held in 15 cities across India. The quiz reached out to more than 10,000 schools and invited participation from children at various levels - Middle School level (Classes 6-8); Junior School quiz (Classes 3-5) and an online version for High School students (Classes 9-12). The quiz culminated at city level for the Junior School children, whereas the Middle School winning teams from 15 cities will compete at the National Level, to be held at the WWF auditorium, New Delhi on 7th October 2015. Dhriti and Aryashree from ASN Sr. Secondary School, Mayur Vihar will be representing New Delhi at the National Final.
The second leg of the Discovery Kids and WWF India’s Wild Wisdom Quiz 2015 for High School will be organized from 31st October to 7th November 2015 at three levels.
Commenting on the association, Rahul Johri, EVP & GM – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Children are the change agents. Discovery Kids and WWF-India’s Wild Wisdom Quiz aims to engage children to sensitise them towards the protection of our environment and wildlife for a better tomorrow.”
''We are elated to see the level of participation this year, across 15 states in the Wild Wisdom Quiz. It gives us reassurance in the kind of work we do, to inspire and empower young minds of India, which might help them in taking action for a better future''. Said Radhika Suri, Director, Environment Education, WWF-India.
The Discovery Kids & WWF-India’s Wild Wisdom Quiz 2015 aims to provide students a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the natural history, wildlife and resources of this country. It strives to build their interest towards the rich natural legacy and inspire them to work towards its conservation.