Season 3 winners of NewsWiz declared

06 Nov,2018

By A Correspondent


The third edition of India Today’s news-based national inter-school quiz show NewsWiz came to an end with the team from Thrissur emerging as the winner at the grand finale. NewsWiz is the brainchild of former quizmaster Siddhartha Basu and anchored by journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. The final winners, Sreeram Madhavan V and Paul Binu, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Poochatty bagged the winner’s title. In addition, the winners will now get a chance to go on a trip to Oxford, England.


Team Hyderabad which was a wildcard entrant represented by Ahmed and Syed Abdul from Mannan Little Flower High School were first runner-up in the grand finale of Season 3. Team Hyderabad won a television set and a scholarship from a reputed university to pursue higher studies.


Said Sardesai: “It a truly uplifting story to know that our winners are from a school in Kerala that served as a relief centre during the floods. The young boys Sreeram Madhavan V & Paul Binu have shown that the power of news as knowledge can conquer all adversity. I congratulate the winners and all the teams who made NewsWiz 2018 such a grand success”


Added Vivek Khanna, Group CEO, India Today Group: “We are elated to announce the culmination of the show where-in we have seen enthusiastic participation from thousands of students from across geographies, which were selected through a rigorous selection process. The NewsWiz team for the first time picked up Wild Card Entries in this third season. Euphoria created by News Wiz has been phenomenal and never seen before in the history of a quizzing show.”



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