CBCI Education Master Minds 2019
India’s Biggest-Ever National Level Quiz
Northern Regional Round
St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32, Chandigarh
India’s most comprehensive and most inclusive quiz-based movement till date, CBCI Education Master Minds (CEMM) is a general awareness, social skills and knowledge enhancement programme for school students across India, catalysed by the Education Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) in association with the renowned quizmaster Adittya Nath Mubayi of Quizcraft Global Knowledge Solutions who brings decades of quizzing expertise and passion to this programme and Franciscan Solutions, a multinational ed-tech enterprise.
Commemorating a decade of CBCI Office for Education & Culture’s All India Catholic Education Policy 2007, CEMM is designed to sensitize students to the importance of constitutional values and moral uprightness, to help them form value-based convictions, to promote critical understanding of issues of social justice and enhance general knowledge, thus building a better and more integrated India.
CEMM was launched in 2018 with a campaign of all-India written tests held in schools, and then progressed to a series of 14 regional quiz events, one in each of the Regions of India (as per CBCI’s organization). The programme for 2018/19 will culminate in the Grand National Finale in New Delhi on 15 May 2019.
The Chandigarh quiz event, covering the Northern Region, was held in St Anne’s Convent School, Sector 32. Teams from Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, NCT Delhi and, of course, Chandigarh, participated in the programme.
The Juniors Quiz (Grades 6-8) was won by an all-girls team from St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Baramulla, beating out Sacred Heart Convent, Chandigarh, in a tight tie-break round. The Seniors Quiz (Grades 9-12) was dominated and won by St Xavier’s School, Delhi. Meanwhile, St Joseph’s Boys School, Jalandhar, edged out Sahoday School, also from Delhi, in a tie-break again, to come in second.
The exciting and engaging contest came to an end with the prize distribution ceremony where Fr. Robert Fernandez and Sr. Dr. Shyni Paul gave away prizes to the winners of the school and regional levels.