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Spell contest: Chennai student in the semis

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The goal is near:Anagha Sethuraman from Maharishi Vidya Mandir School emerged as the winner along with the 1st runner up Ananya C V from National Public School. They will now proceed to compete in the semi-finals stage of HDFC Life Spell Bee India Spells 2013 competition.
The goal is near:Anagha Sethuraman from Maharishi Vidya Mandir School emerged as the winner along with the 1st runner up Ananya C V from National Public School. They will now proceed to compete in the semi-finals stage of HDFC Life Spell Bee India Spells 2013 competition.

Anagha Sethuraman from Maharishi Vidya Mandir School, Chennai who emerged as the winner along with the 1{+s}{+t}runner up C. V. Ananya from National Public School, will now proceed to compete in the semi-finals stage of the HDFC Life Spell Bee India Spells 2013 competitions. HDFC Life Spell Bee India Spells 2013 is the Indian counterpart of the highly acclaimed Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA.

The initial round of the spelling competition received an outstanding response. Chennai is one of the 35 cities in which such city-finals will be happening over the month. The top 2 spellers from each city will then compete in the next round.

Of which, the top 16 scorers across India will battle it out in the Grand Finale of HDFC Life Spell Bee to be held in Mumbai during February 2013. More than 400 spelling enthusiasts from across the city participated in the 5th edition of HDFC Life Spell Bee, a remarkable surge in the number of participants.

This reiterates the popularity of Spell Bee not only among the school students, but parents as well. The city final was hosted by Radio Jockey Vaidhya and graced by the Megha Lakhani, Associate Director Motion Pictures as the chief guest for the competition. In the initial phase, an on-ground exercise was conducted across 43 schools in Chennai, where children were given spelling tests. Top 15 scorers from each school then competed in the city finals round.

The culmination of Spell Bee 2013 will see a gruelling competition between the top 16 scorers of India to win the title of India’s Spelling Champion. The winner will be felicitated with cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a trip to Washington DC along with a parent to witness the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee live.

Applauding the finalists, Executive Vice President and Head, Marketing and Direct Channels Sanjay Tripathy said “I am extremely pleased to witness the phenomenal response received in Chennai, for the fifth edition of Spell Bee-India. HDFC Life Spell Bee in India is considered a significant platform that shapes the little geniuses’ careers and independent futures by encouraging them to sharpen their English vocabulary skills in a distinctive and an exciting format. I congratulate the Chennai city winners and wish them all the luck for the grand finale.”

Executive Director and CEO, ENIL, Prashant Panday says, “In our 5{+t}{+h}edition of Spell Bee, the competition was even more gruelling as over lakhs of students from grades 5 to 9 across 1000 schools participated this year. We started this competition to sensitise young children on the basics and proper usage of the language. The hunt since then has only become bigger. Each year we see the enthusiasm increase. Not only students, but parents are deeply involved .

The participation of these young spelling enthusiasts from Chennai was astounding. We look forward to similar scholarly cutthroat race in other 34 cities as well.”

Anagha Sethuraman from Maharishi Vidya Mandir School was successful; the grand finale is scheduled in February.

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