Master Surya Girish and Master Siddharth M. Joy of Chinmaya Vidyalaya HSS, Thiruvananthapuram were the winners of the RBIQ, an all India inter-school quiz arranged by the Reserve Bank of India. Master Tanmay Kakati and Master Shreyas Sarkar of Maharishi Vidyamandir Public School of Guwahati were the runners up. The finals of RBIQ were held in National Library, Kolkata today.
RBIQ is one more effort of the Reserve Bank of India towards spreading awareness about financial matters, especially among children so that they themselves becoming financially responsible citizens in the future, they can inspire their elders in the habit of savings and banking and other matters of finance.
While giving away the prizes to the winners, Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India said that he was "humbled at the amazing range of information and knowledge that the participants displayed in answering the questions related to banking, finance and India". The Governor also said that he was delighted to see the excitement and the enthusiasm that RBIQ generated all over the country - from Jaipur to Visakhapatnam, Imphal to Vadodara, Kochi to Dehra Dun and Jammu to Patna.
Deputy Governors and Executive Directors of the Reserve Bank as well as Chief Executives of a few public sector banks also attended the event.
The Reserve Bank launched RBIQ this year for students in Classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. Schools located across the length and breadth of the country and across all Boards participated. The RBIQ was held over three months in 32 centres across the country. Of the more than 3000 schools invited, over 1600 schools participated. After zonal finals conducted in state capitals, the semi finals and finals were held over three days in Kolkata. Shri Barry O'Brien, noted quizmaster conducted RBIQ. The semi final and final rounds of the RBIQ will be telecast between December 15, 2012 and January 15, 2013 on Zee Business.
Assistant General Manager
Press Release : 2012-2013/944