Wild Wisdom Quiz is being conducted by WWF India from the year 2008 onwards. Its popularity is due to the fact that it is Asia’s largest wildlife quiz and only national-level wildlife quiz in India. The theme for this year is “Secrets of Soils” based on United Nations declaration. It must be noted that the finalists were selected after they had cleared the initial rounds. The grand finale would be organized on 7 October.
Preliminary level quiz were conducted across several States and a total of 36 schools took part in the quiz that was held at Royal Global School in Assam. Preliminary level quiz was held for both junior and middle school levels. In the junior school category, DPS Guwahati, Maharishi Vidya Mandir School Rajgarh, Don Bosco School Guwahati, Sudarshan Public School and Sanskriti The Gurukul were shortlisted for the finals. Mohit Goswami and Abhinandarupa Mahanta, Class 5 students of Maharishi Vidya Mandir School, Rajgarh were announced the winners at the junior levels.
Likewise the five finalists of the middle school level quiz were Maria’s Public School, Don Bosco School Guwahati, Sampurna Kendriya Vidyalaya Dibrugarh, Maharishi Vidya Mandir and Royal Global School. Kaustav Kalita of class 8 and Bhraaz Kashyap of class 7 from Don Bosco School were the winners at the middle school levels and would represent the State in the finale.
The main highlight of this quiz program would be the trip to Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh, by top three teams of the finale. This adventure based trip would be sponsored by Chrysalid, an outdoor learning centre. Students were facilitated with prizes, awards and certificates by Anubha Goyal, Principal of Royal Global school and Archita Baruah Bhattacharya, senior program officer at WWF- India’s Arunachal Pradesh and Assam State office.
WWF-India is Indian part of World Wildlife Fund, which was formed in the year 1969 to conserve wildlife and nature of the country. World Wildlife Fund stresses more importance on Climatic Changes and in the Conservation of Energies. Its Environmental Educational Program is aimed at strengthening of individual and institutional capacity in conservation of nature and protection of environment by means of education.