Jodhamal School wins India Today National Quiz
Dec 31, 2019
JAMMU: Jodhamal students won the fourth edition of the Newswiz, the national quiz by India Today. Newswiz - has become one of the most watched quiz shows in Asia.
It has provided an International platform to the brilliant minds of tomorrow.
Newswiz engaged with over 5000 schools reaching out to more than 8 lakh students across geographies in the process.
The Grand Finale was telecast on the India Today News Channel on December 28, 2019. Raghav Khajuria and Burhan Rashid of Jodhamal Public School under the mentorship of Sanjay Pandey have emerged winners of India Today Newswiz Season-4 held at India Today National Studio, New Delhi.
The show is hosted by the Consulting Editor of India Today Group, Rajdeep Sardesai and produced by Siddhartha Basu. Basu is the undisputed quiz man of India. He is the pioneer who hosted and produced the iconic Quiz Time on Doordarshan and also produced the marquee Kaun Banega Crorepati. He has been the mind behind Mastermind India, University Challenge and India's Child Genius Newswiz is one of the topmost watched quiz show on the National Television.
Earlier, in the quarterfinals, the pair of excellent quizzers Burhan and Raghav exhibited their intellectual best, cracking some of the trickiest questions and surpassed the Cambridge Court School, Jaipur and Saint Patricks School Puducherry.
The semifinals saw Jodhamal team locking horns with teams from Indian School Muscat and the Millennium School Chennai. Jodhamal students were leading throughout the quiz and finally they won the contest comfortably.
The final rendezvous was a thrilling contest between the teams from Varanasi, the Ancient cultural hub of India and Pune, the modern education centre. It was a real battle of brains where the twists and turns made the teams go edgy.
Raghav and Burhan astonished everyone with their level of preparation and calm demeanour. Jodhamal students smashed through the final round and won the quiz emphatically.
The glittering winner's trophy was handed over to the Jodhamal team by the vice chairperson of India Today Kalli Purie. In her words "I am just super impressed by what these two guys have achieved" On reaching their home state they were accorded heroes' welcome at the airport as well as in the school. Hundreds of students along with their teachers lined up at the entrance of the school to welcome Raghav and Burhaan with their mentor Sanjay Pandey.
The Trustee of the school, Nandan Kuthiala; Director Aarti Kuthiala, Principal, Dr Deep Khare and Vice Principal Shefali Sanwal congratulated the winners for this achievement.