Kolkata, Apr 20 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): Aftabashraf Chitalwala from Dhirubhai Ambani International School of Mumbai was declared the champion of ‘Kaho What’s Your Idea Season 1’ at the finals of the event that was held in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Ten semifinalists selected from amongst 200,000 children from 3,000 schools across 100 cities clashed in a battled of wits and intelligence in the unique contest conducted by Quiz Master Derek O’Brien.
Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, IDEA Cellular said, “Idea is happy to provide a platform to the children of our country for honing skills beyond academics, and giving them an opportunity to speak their mind and test themselves in a holistic manner, for building a better future.”
“Idea is the first telecom brand to reach out to children with Kaho What’s Your Idea, and we hope to build the property further, in the coming years,” he said.
Winner Aftabashraf Chitalwala won a cash prize of Rs. 100,000 from Idea and Runners Up Shashwat Nitin Sinai Salgaonkar from Mushtifund High School of Goa won Rs. 50,000.
Other 8 finalists and semifinalists also won cash prizes from Idea.
Idea, through the ‘Kaho What’s Your Idea’ initiative, began a movement focused at developing school children’s all round personality, engaging them in activities which promote Logical thinking; Weaving a story; Application of Memory skills and Real-Life skills; besides honing their General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
The program was open for students of standard 8th to 12, and the jury comprised of principals, counselors, and teachers from across the country.