Aarav Anil Rao from Oakridge International School, Mohali, Punjab has won Spellinc 2020-21 in the Junior Category while as Ankose Jain from Shiv Nadar School, Noida was the first runner-up and Aritree Sengupta from Shri Shikshayatan School, Kolkata was the second runner-up. In the senior category, Ananya Portia Noronha from Lakshdham High School, Mumbai was the final winner. Tushar Kancharla from Vidyaniketan School, Bangalore was the first runner-up while Mohd Faraz-Delhi Public School, Patna was the second runner-up.
The grand finale of Spellinc 2020-21, Linc Pen and Plastics Limited’s Pan India, all-digital English proficiency championship, was held live on zoom and streamed on Linc pen’s Facebook recently. Popular mythological fiction author Shri Amish Tripathi was the chief wizard and keynote speaker for the event.
The winners bagged a copy of Amish Tripathi’s new book Suheldev, along with a Linc hamper, a gift voucher worth Rs. 5000, a cheque prize of Rs. 12,500, a trophy, Certificate of Excellence and Certificate of Merit. The runners-up received a copy of Suheldev, a Linc hamper, a gift voucher worth Rs. 3000 and Rs. 1000 and cheque prizes of Rs. 6000 and Rs. 2500 for the second and third positions respectively, along with a trophy, certificate of excellence and certificate of merit.
This year’s national-level digital Spellinc tested students from standard V to standard VIII on English proficiency through fun quizzes and engaging rounds that challenged the bright young minds. The competition was divided into 5 rounds; the 1st (qualifying) round was held as an online MCQ round, 600 winners (300 from each category) then moved on to the semi-final round. The 1st semi-final round was held as an online MCQ round while the 2nd semi-final round was held as a verbal interaction. The winners from the semi-finals, qualified for the grand finale. The 1st round of the Grand Finale was an online written round and the final round was held as a live competition on Zoom, which was streamed live on Facebook for the audience. The examination rounds were set by British Council and they ensured that the test levels were at par with global standards.