- 300 students across 80 teams of Mumbai and Pune participated
- Will represent Mumbai at the Grand Finale of the prestigious Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018 in Delhi on 1st November 2018
Mumbai, October 13, 2018: IIT Bombay won the Mumbai qualifying round of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2018 held at Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research. The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, is celebrating its 11th edition, this year and is hosted by The Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai along with Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi.
The team of three comprising Anshul Nasery, Meghomita Das and Nithin Kumar did their college proud by winning the Mumbai finals, where 300 students from 80 teams of Mumbai and Pune participated. Consul, Mr. Bjorn Holmgren from the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai, handed out the prizes at the Inter-Collegiate quiz competition which saw avid quizzers from across reputed colleges and technical institutes of the city. This year a special emphasis was placed on an increased female participation in the quiz, in line with the Swedish feminist policies. The winners of the National quiz will get an all-expense paid trip to Sweden, where they will visit headquarters of the partnering companies, Swedish universities and the Nobel Museum.
Quiz Master Mr Kunal Savarkar and Ms. Seema Savarkar hosted the regional round in Mumbai where the participation was open to all college teams.
Winners of the Mumbai round will represent the city at the National Finals which will be held at New Delhi on 1st of November 2018.
Apart from Mumbai, the Quiz will also be held in Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and finals in New Delhi.
Congratulating the Mumbai Champions and speaking about the quiz the Consul Mr. Bjorn Holmgren said “The Nobel Prize is an international award by Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Nobel prizes are given to those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. Sweden is a champion of ideas and innovations, and its capital Stockholm is now considered the second biggest tech hub in the world. In fact, if you played a game on your phone today (like Candy Crush), listened to music online (Spotify) or phoned a friend (Skype), chances are you used a Swedish innovation. I look forward to meeting the students and entrepreneurs of tomorrow that want to change the world with new ideas and innovations. This quiz provides talent recruitment opportunity for Swedish companies in India and showcase Sweden as an excellent post-graduation study destination for Indian students. India has one the world’s fastest growing entrepreneurial and start up ecosystem and with such keen interest, it is only fitting for us, to use this platform of the Nobel Memorial Week for further discussing ways and means by which India and Sweden can broaden their collaboration even further”
Partners in the Sweden India Nobel Memorial week programme 2018 are ABB, Air India, Atlas Copco, Ericsson, IKEA, Oriflame, SAAB, Sandvik, Scania, SEB, Swedish Energy Agency, Tetra Pak, Volvo Group, in addition to Team Sweden which consists of Consulate General of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and Swedish Chamber of Commerce India.
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)