Mehveen Ajaz – 11th D and Fahad Nehvi – 11h C2 of our school won the City Round of the second RBI Quiz Competition. The two winners will now be competing in the Zonal Finals of RBIQ to be held at New Delhi on November 7, 2014. More than 70 teams from different schools of Kashmir Province participated in the Preliminary Round of the Quiz. Out of these, the six teams that reached the Quarter Final stage are: Delhi Public School, Athwajan, Srinagar, Lawrence Vidya Bhawan, Kursoo, Rajbagh, Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Ganderbal, Burnhall Higher Secondary School, Gupkar Road, Fayaz Educational Institute, Nowgam and Minto Circle School, Allochi Bagh. Speaking on the occasion, D P Sharma, General Manager, RBI said that the RBIQ was being organized with a view to create awareness and interest about the history and role of RBI, banking, finance, other banking institutions, economics, current affairs, personalities and events that have contributed to the growth and progress of the country over the years. RBIQ is aimed at connecting RBI and the young student community enrolled in schools across the country and achieve extensive dissemination of financial literacy, he added. It also provides an opportunity for recognizing and encouraging bright young students on a national platform.
He said that RBIQ is being held at 61 locations across the country and Srinagar has been chosen as one of the locations for the second time. RBIQ- 2014 was organized at Jammu on August 20, 2014. Farooq Ahmed Shah, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his address, he emphasized the importance of education and said that such events help in broadening the mental horizons of the students. He complimented Reserve Bank of India for holding the quiz programme at Srinagar. He also underlined the importance of financial inclusion and said that the young generation has to play a very significant role in achieving the goal of 100% financial inclusion in the country. Shaheen Altaf, Principal, Government College for Women, M A Road also spoke on the occasion and urged the students to participate in such programmes in order to keep themselves abreast with the latest happenings across the world. Dr Ashish, Quizmaster, conducted the Quiz. On the conclusion, prizes were given away to the winners and all the quarter finalists.
The two winners will now be competing in the Zonal Finals of RBIQ to be held at New Delhi on Nov 7 and we wish them good luck.