Proud moment for the Nagpurians as in recent Asian segment of the Oxford Big Read competition two students from Nagpur emerged as the winners.
Kavya Raj Agarwal from Centre Point School Wardhaman Nagar winner in the category of ages 9-12 and Tanisha Gupta of the same school in Amravati Road Bypass was the winner in the ages 13-15 category.
Both the students were among the 149 students who took part from India.
In the competition, primary and secondary school students are required to read Oxford University Press (OUP) supplementary readers and do different age-wise activities based on the levels they belong to.
In the 2021 contest, participants at the global level were from India, Pakistan, South-east Asia, Hong Kong and mainland China, Vietnam and Turkey. The prizes included OUP books, 100 pounds and Apple iPad.
The contest is aimed at encouraging young children to enrich their lives by embarking on a life-long journey as avid readers.
This year too, the competition will be open to all students from classes 1-9 with June 15 being the last date to submit school entries.
The national winners will be announced on July 20 and the global winners on September 15.