The online semi-finals of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12, Indiaâ€™s largest spelling competition were conducted in Mumbai. Classmate and Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM launched season 12 of Classmate Spell Bee a couple of months back. The ultimate winner will win a grand cash prize of INR 2,00,000, a trip to the White House, and to witness the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2020 with a parent in Washington DC, U.S.A. in an all-expenses paid trip.
Classmate, Indiaâ€™s No.1 Notebook Brand* by ITC, believes that each child is unique. Organising Indiaâ€™s largest spelling competition is a way for ITC to cultivate children into bright young minds. The excitement and rush around Classmateâ€™s Spell Bee Competition has increased exponentially with the advent of newer seasons.
This year too, the competition saw some of the most talented spellers participate in the third level of the competition in an online test and Rishi Jethalal Rukhiyana from Delhi Public School, Nagpur of class 8th emerged as the winner. Rishi will now be in competing in the National Finals of the competition.
The initial round of the competition received a roaring response from students all over India. In the initial phase, an on-ground exercise was conducted among major schools in around 30 cities. The top 15 scorers from the 30 cities from each school participated in the city finals round. The top contestants from each city contended in the semi-final stage of the competition which was held in Mumbai.
The grand finale of the Classmate Spell Bee Season 12 will witness a gruelling competition between the top 16 participants of India to win the title of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12â€™ National Champion. The National Finals of the competition will be telecasted on National Television on Sonic and Nickelodeon.
Commenting on the event, Shailendra Tyagi, Chief Executive, ITCâ€™s Education and Stationery Products Business said,Â â€œClassmate believes that every child is unique and so is every word. Hence this yearâ€™s theme for the competition centers on the brandâ€™s philosophy of celebrating uniqueness. Building on the scale Classmate Spellbee achieved last year and entering its 12 th season, Classmate Spellbee reached out to an even larger number of students across schools and cities in India through a school contact program. Classmate through its My Classmate App and its dedicated website also helped students register and prepare for the competition. Classmate promises to support a childâ€™s dream with an equally unique and world class set of stationery products like notebooks, writing, art and math instruments.â€
Commenting on the occasion, Yatish Mehrishi, Chief Operating Officer, Radio Mirchi said, â€œClassmate Spell Bee Season 12 has made all of us at Radio Mirchi proud. Like in the past, each year our students raise the bar of the competition. The next stages including the televised National Finals promise to be extremely exciting. Classmate Spell Bee truly adds value to a studentâ€™s development.â€