HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s leading non-life insurer, declared Sunshine Public School, Guwahati as the winners of the Zonal Round – East of the Insurance Awareness Award Junior – Quiz, 2019, conducted in Kolkata today. The team, represented by the young achievers – Ashish Sharma and Ashika Sharma – competed with the qualifiers of the city rounds from Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Durgapur, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Jorhat, Behrampore, Patna, Ranchi, and Siliguri to proceed into the Grand Finale. This is the first time that a school from Guwahati has participated in the HDFC ERGO Insurance Awareness Award Junior – Quiz and won the Zonal Rounds.
HDFC ERGO Insurance Awareness Award Junior Quiz is national level competition for school students of 8th and 9th standards. The objective of this initiative is to build awareness about insurance amongst young minds and the population, at large. In this fourth edition of the Insurance Awareness Award, HDFC ERGO has conducted workshop in 1,000 schools in 50 cities covering 2,40,000 students. The Quiz is also a test of wits of these students and brings forth a healthy competition in a fun and engaging manner.
HDFC ERGO representatives conducted educational townhalls and insurance workshops across 12 cities in the East Zone for over 60,000 students of class 8th and 9th from 240 schools. In addition, HDFC ERGO seeks to involve parents in helping the participants understand the concept of insurance and in the process, learn more. One winning team from each of the 12 cities, travelled to Kolkata to compete with the 11 other schools teams to proclaim the title of National Champions of the HDFC ERGO Insurance Awareness Award Junior – Quiz 2019.
Speaking about the Zonal Round – East, Mr Mehmood Mansoori, President – Shared Services & Online Business – said, “We congratulate the team from Sunshine Public School, Guwahati, for being the first winners of the Zonal Round – East and extend our best wishes for the Grand Finale of the HDFC ERGO Insurance Awareness Award Junior Quiz! We are very excited with the response that we got from the schools, students and parents and feel that our larger objective to spread insurance awareness in a sustained manner is being achieved. We thank the schools and parents for joining this campaign and helping students learn about insurance at this early age”
The team from Sunshine Public School, Guwahati had earlier contested with 20 schools from the city to qualify for the Zonal Round – East. The team is now set to challenge the Zonal Round winners from North, South and West for the National Championship Title, to be held in Mumbai on September 30, 2019.