Trisha Hingane from Mount Carmel High School Wins HDFC Life Spell Bee - India Spells 2011 Nagpur Round

Top Quote Trisha Hingane will participate in the Grand Finale to be held in Mumbai. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2011 - Nagpur - Trisha Hingane from Mount Carmel High School battled it out with students from schools to be crowned as the winner of the Nagpur round of the much talked about 'HDFC Life Spelling Bee - India Spells 2011,' the Indian counterpart of the highly acclaimed Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA. . Trisha Hingane will now participate in the "Grand Finale" of the famed competition to be in held in Mumbai.

    The Nagpur city final was held today at Scientific Hall, Nagpur; Trisha Hingane battled it out at the final city round. Trisha Hingane received a certificate along with a gift hamper from HDFC Life.

    Speaking about HDFC Life Spell Bee Mr. Prashant Panday - Chief Executive Officer of ABSIL said, "The efforts put in by our team have helped us in achieving a very high level of entries for the competition. This clearly indicates, the strong interest generated in the minds of the students and parents for such an initiative. The English language has over the years been woven with much prominence into India's lingual fabric. HDFC Life Spell Bee aims at strengthening the basics of the language amongst Indian students and gives a fillip to their proficiency in English. HDFC Life has partnered the event for the third consecutive year which gives us great joy"

    Sanjay Tripathy, EVP and Head, Marketing & Direct Channels, HDFC Life said "I am delighted with the overwhelming response received in Nagpur for HDFC Life Spell Bee - India Spells 2011. This enthusiasm clearly signifies the craving among young minds for improving their English spelling skills, vocabulary, and pronunciations. The first two seasons of HDFC Life Spell Bee received a phenomenal response and has generated lots of interest to participate and new internal initiatives in schools. Parents agreed that there was a need to provide opportunities such as HDFC Life Spell Bee among kids to sharpen their spelling skills. I am confident that HDFC Life Spell Bee - India Spells 2011 would achieve its objective of reaching out to students in smaller towns and cities to benefit from this unique and scholarly education series. I congratulate Trisha Hingane and wish him/her luck for the grand finale."

    Students can experience the elation and excitement of the competition and hone their spelling skills by watching the excerpts of the event on Ten Sports Channel. Commenting on the association with the 'HDFC Life Spell Bee-India Spells 2011'

    All winners of each of the participating cities will participate in the Grand Finale in Mumbai. The winner of the Grand Finale along with his or her parent will be sent by The Times Group to experience the Scripps National Spelling Bee at Washington DC

    About HDFC Life Spell Bee: India Spells 2011
    HDFC Life Spell Bee 2011 is a unique and scholarly education series in a fun-filled quiz format under the patronage of Scripps National Spelling Bee, USA, a prestigious annual event in the US with a lineage of 85 years. The first season of HDFC Life Spell Bee -India Spells 2009 received an overwhelming response from parents, teachers from over 650 schools across 11 cities. The second season was conducted on a bigger platform, inviting participants from around 2000 schools across 12 cities (Delhi, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Chennai). The third season is being conducted in 25 cities (Ahemdabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Bangaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi ,Kolkata, Lucknow,, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panjim, Pune, Surat, Vizag, Vijaywada, Vadodara) with more than schools participating pan India.

    About HDFC Life
    HDFC Life, one of India's leading private life insurance companies, offers a range of individual and group insurance solutions. It is a joint venture between Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC), India's leading housing finance institution and Standard Life plc, the leading provider of financial services in the United Kingdom. HDFC Life's product portfolio comprises 25 solutions, which meet various customer needs such as Protection, Pension, Savings, Investment and Health. Customers have the added advantage of customizing their plans, by adding optional benefits called riders, at a nominal price. Apart from several retail and group products in its portfolio, the company also has five optional rider benefits catering to the savings, investment, protection and retirement needs of customers. HDFC Life continues to have one of the widest reaches with more than 500 branches servicing customer needs, along with a strong base of Financial Consultants.

    About Alternate Brand Solutions India Limited (ABSIL)
    The Intellectual Property Rights team at ABSIL - 360 Degrees has continuously managed to create smart properties with meaningful content, always in tune with present day thoughts. Few of the properties like Teen Diva have showcased the impact-full and talented Indian youth leading them to an international platform. Similarly, the HDFC Life Spell Bee property classified in Education helped to engage Indian students to improve their spellings and increase their vocabulary skills, TechLife Awards within the Lifestyle Technology Space category was the country's first ever Gadget Awards that was a celebration of the hottest gadgets and the coolest technologies that changed lives. The team also handles Film fare Awards popularly known as the Oscars of India that highlight the Bollywood Industry and the ever-popular Femina Miss India in the Beauty Pageant segment with phenomenal response year after year. Various properties have been created over the last couple of years, and we continue to provide customized, impact-full solutions for new concepts across an assorted range of segments.

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