DK India hosts grand finale of DK Quiz 2015

November 19, 2015

DK India – the Indian arm of DK, world’s leading illustrated reference publisher of distinctive, highly visual products for adults and children – in association with Quizcraft Global and Eureka Bookstore, organised the grand finale of The DK Quiz 2015 on October 12 at Sai Auditorium, New Delhi. The DK Quiz is an exciting school-level knowledge programme, reaching more than 7,800 students in 45 schools across the Delhi-NCR region.
The thrilling grand finale saw winners from all 45 schools participating in a written preliminary round. Six finalists battled it out in the stage round for the coveted title and grand prize of Rs. 40,000 in DK books. Arjun Aryaman and Shagun Thapaliyal from DPS, Greater Noida emerged as the champions in DK Quiz 2015. Vishwas Tanwar and Adarsh Das from Army Public School, Delhi Cantt and Kabir Gora & Kartikay Tyagi from New Era Public School, Mayapuri, Delhi were the first and the second runners up. The winners and runnersup received their prizes from Aparna Sharma, DK India managing director, DK India, Quizmaster Adittya Mubayi and Swati Roy from Eureka Books. This year, DK India added a new online quiz component #TheDKQuizOnline, the winner of which has won a wildcard entry into the grand finale and the chance to be shortlisted for the stage round.

Commenting on the DK Quiz, Sharma said, “We want to provide a platform to the students to demonstrate their knowledge beyond just textbooks. The DK Quiz promotes curiosity, excitement, and the spirit of innovation and exploration amongst school children in areas as diverse as science, nature, and popular culture. We are thrilled to connect with our younger readers and the excitement and enthusiasm among the participants is unbelievable. This year has truly been a mega-event.”

During the grand finale, ace quizmaster Adittya Nath Mubayi kept the finalists on the edge of their seats with some mind-boggling questions in a mix of rounds, such as audio-visual, jigsaws, direct orals, and buzzer rounds. The audience too got a chance to participate through special questions and prizes.

“The depth of knowledge in DK’s books and the breadth of curiosity in Delhi’s students have made The DK Quiz 2015 a challenging and satisfying series. I’ve hosted quizzes for two decades but this is the first inclusive series, where even non-quizzers have discovered the joy of quizzing and taken home fabulous prizes. Quizcraft Global has had a great time powering this edutainment initiative,”said Adittya Nath Mubayi, founder-director, Quizcraft Global.

DK India added to the day’s excitement with a showcase of their children’s educational website DKfindout. Packed with facts and amazing images, the interactive website supports learning in home and school by covering all key subject areas. The participating teams, teachers, and cheerleading squads also got a chance to participate in engaging activities such as games and contests through a message board, dinosaur activity centre, as well as browsing DK’s expansive range of books – from prehistoric animals to LEGO, from the human body to Gandhi.

Headquartered in London, DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher of distinctive, highly visual products for adults and children with titles in over 62 languages and in more than 87 countries including India.

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