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Wizkids set to compete on stage in Bangalore

Jamshedpur, Oct. 30: They are preparing hard so as to emerge with flying colours at the grand finale of Horlicks WizKids.

Palak Kumar of Little Flower School, Shrishti Chatterjee of Kerala Samajam Model School and Saurabh Kumar of Carmel Junior College have been selected for the South Asian final of Horlicks WizKids, to be held in Bangalore next month.

Students from 28 cities in India and three schools from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal will participate in the competition, the winner of which will represent Asia at the mega final in New Zealand.

Palak, a Class X student, apart from preparing for the quiz, is also spending time with underprivileged children. “We were asked to prepare a project from three topics and I have taken up child rights, especially right to education,” said Palak.

Under Palak’s project, “Mending Fortunes”, an eight-year-old boy who stays in his outhouse attended school after he motivated the boy’s parents and explained the benefits of education to them. He also started teaching English in a government school in Jojobera so that children could learn to use the language.

Shristi has named her project “Sapney” and has started teaching English to nine girls in the age group of 10-14 years.

Besides organising regular medical check-ups for the children, the Class X student also planned to teach them a way of earning money by making paper bags and jewellery. “The school has supported me a lot,” said Shristi.

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