National Geographic Channel and Aviva come to search for
India’s Young Scholars
Aviva Young Scholar Nat Geo Junior Hunt is an initiative taken by Aviva in partnership
with the National Geographic Channel to search for the brightest spark in the nation
and thereby provide scholarships to minimize financial constraints in the education
of talented young kids.
The Hunt has been on for a child that exemplifies the spirit of exploration and
possesses the ability to look at the world differently. Covering more than 400 schools
across India, Aviva Young Scholar Nat Geo Junior Hunt aims at finding India’s super
kid – A child who is Curious; Adventurous; Articulate; Energetic and Smart; in brief,
an ALL ROUNDER.
The search for the AYS natgeo Jr began with the ‘Think Again Test’ in 14 cities,
led upto city finals where 20 deserving kids were awarded scholarships worth 20k
each by Aviva.
About Adventure camp:
Phase III of this hunt was an adventure camp organised exclusively by I Discover
I ~ The 20 city finalists embarked on a fascinating journey to Ranikhet.
Here the students were tested by I Discover I judges on various activities:-
Rock Climbing, Valley crossing, Mines and Hurdles, Bullring (A game designed to
put the kids under tremendous amount of pressure to judge their leadership skills.)
Over and above this; there were a lot of other warm up games, skits to demonstrate
talent (on the theme of green) where all the kids were asked to present a skit on
At the end of this 4 days camp; the national finalist were shortlisted
- Arshad Muhammed, Rajagiri Public School, Cochin, Kerala.
- Rohan Jhunja, Bishop’s Co-ed School, Kalyaninagar, Pune.
- Saketan Anand. Delhi Public School, Navi Mumbai
- Srionti, The Heritage School Kolkatta
The last leg will be a grooming & training session with BCL in Delhi from which
the final winner will emerge. This is scheduled to be held in March 2010.
Mr.Amandeep Lohan,Regional Director - West with the Aviva Young Scholar Nat Geo
Junior Hunt City finalists in Mumbai
Mr Navneet Ghandoke, Zonal Manager- West with Aviva Young Scholar Nat Geo Junior
Hunt finalists from Ahmedabad.