Linc hosts 'Spellinc' finale in Kolkata
Spellinc, an initiative by pen manufacturers Linc Pen and Plastics Ltd. hosted its finale on Thursday at Kala Mandir in Kolkata.
This year Linc has partnered with Renault, Friends FM in association with Bumchums as gift sponsor to host its 15th edition in West Bengal.
Spellinc is a nationwide inter - school spelling competition that tests spelling and vocabulary of students from class VII to IX. The words thrown at participants in various rounds are normally used in regular conversation.
The 15th edition saw participation from more than 500 students from around 250 schools in Kolkata. Few schools that participated in this contest include St. Joseph's College. La Martiniere for Boys and Girls, Don Bosco Park Circus and St. James among others.
RJ Arijit and RJ Jinia from 91.9 Friends FM, anchored the event as the quizmaster, keeping the spirit of happiness alive.
It was a huge win for La Martiniere for Girls at the 15th Annual Renault Spellinc competition; followed closely by Don Bosco Park Circus as runners up and St, James School as the 2nd runners up.
Deepak Jalan, Managing Director, Linc Pen and Plastics Ltd said on the occasion, "Spellinc is a one of its kind event, where so many schools participate on one platform and the students get an opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to test. We are really proud to be able to organize such an event successfully for many years and even bigger this year, including 8 cities and over 5 Lakh students participating in the contest. The response has been overwhelming over the past years and the final Kolkata round on Thursday have seen students participating with the same zeal and enthusiasm."
The preliminaries were held in 250 schools in Kolkata and neighbouring areas and the finals saw the contestants vie for the Spellinc trophy, certificates, gift hampers and cash prizes worth Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 6,000 for the winner, first and second runners up team respectively.
The competition was fierce wherein the students went through various rounds of Spellings, Crosswords, Anagrams and word-making.
(Posted on 31-01-2014)