The final round of RBIQ RBI’s Financial Literacy Quiz is over and winners have been sighted. The National Finals of the RBIQ 2013 were held in Mumbai in October, 2013.
Master Akshya Seal and Master Dipankar Sarma of Maharishi Vidyamandir Public School of Guwahati emerged as winners in the national finals of RBIQ 2013.
Master Surya Girish and Master Siddharth M. Joy of Chinmaya Vidyalaya HSS, Thiruvananthapuram, who were the defending champions, were the runners up.
RBIQ is the annual all-India Inter-School Quiz launched by the Reserve Bank of India in 2012. It is one more effort of the Reserve Bank towards spreading awareness about financial matters, especially among children. This year’s edition is the 2nd edition. RBIQ kicked-off in 2012.
RBIQ 2013 was held at 42 different locations across India for students in Classes 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. More than 4000 schools participated in the RBIQ. Shri Gautam Bose was the quizmaster.
Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India presided over the event and gave away the prizes to the winners of RBIQ 2013. While giving away the prizes to the winners, Dr. Rajan 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.” He added that “I am delighted to see the excitement and enthusiasm that the RBIQ generated all over the country and hope that in the years to come this initiative of the Reserve Bank would play a major role in the central bank’s efforts in disseminating financial literacy across the country.”
Students from all over India can watch Zonal Finals and National Finals on Doordarshan National Network beginning November 9, 2013. The one-hour episode will be telecast every Saturday from 8.30 am to 9.30 am. The finals will be telecast on December 7, 2013.
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