~ Final winners will get a chance to win a full paid trip to NASA ~
Pune, 26 October 2016: Seven Seas, Merck’s heritage brand announced the launch of its novel educational initiative, the Seven Seas Academy – a nationwide hunt for India’s young masterminds. Through this activity, Seven Seas reached out to more than 60,000 students across 200 schools in 10 cities including Pune, where more than 6000 students across 20 schools alone were targeted.
40 bright students from Pune came together today for the city round of Seven Seas Academy. Winners from reputed schools of Pune competed against each other to secure a spot in the National finale in Mumbai and win a visit to NASA.SardarDastur Boys High School, SardarDastur Coed High School, YMCA High School, Epiphany High School, Gurunanak High School, Cygnet Public School, Blossom Public School, Bharti Vidyapith High School,were some of the schools which were a part of this initiative, aiming to create awareness on the importance of brain development, a key concern area for parents.
Students competing at the city round of Seven Seas Academy included 12 boys and 28 girls who won their respective school level competition. Few of their names are SANKET N BODKE, NEHA N BALKAWEDE, OMKAR S BHUMKAR, PUSHPA J BISHNOI, KESHAV S CHOUDHARY, ALOK PRAKASH PAVALE, VAIBHAV V ABNAVE, ATTHARV SUDHIR SHEDE, AISHWARIYA H CHHAJD, SARAVANI SURAJ KALE, SAMRUDDHI L KADAM, PRASHANSA S AHIRE, SAHIL S NIMBALKAR, ADITYA N BHALEKAR,RUKAIYAH A POONAWALA, ADITI PADMANBHAN PODUVAL, MASROOR AFZAL I, RAJPISE, GAURI S TIWARI, JINAL S SHRIMAL, RAYYAN SHAIKH, AASTHA Y SAKAT, HARDI M JAIN, SHAURYA S KADAV, CHINMAYEE K CHOUGHULE, SHREEYA A SALVI, AAFIYA MANSURI, YASHVI HITENDRA R.
A child’s brain development today is one of the most important aspects of their growth, with our research suggesting that most mothers today are concerned about how their children will excel academically. There is intense competition, leading to high levels of parental and peer pressure and every mother looks for solutions to ensure her children excel. Seven Seas is supporting parents on their quest to find the right supplement for their child’s brain development. With heritage that spans more than 80 years of experience and a presence in over 100 countries, Seven Seas is one of India’s most trusted health supplements.
According to celebrity mom and brand ambassador Raveena Tandon, “Being a mother to four lovely children myself, I understand the importance of brain development and am personally involved in ensuring the right nutrition for my children. It’s great to see a brand like Seven Seas lead this conversation in the country with the ‘Seven Seas Academy’ initiative, which will help increase awareness about the importance of brain development among parents and children. I’m very excited to be part of this journey and can’t wait to meet the bright children who will compete to become India’s masterminds.”
The campaign, spread over 3 phases, kick starts with a specially designed aptitude test conducted on the school campus for grades 5th to 7th, where 2 students from each school move to the city round. At the city rounds as the students compete for a place in the final. Parents get to participate in workshops aimed at sharing useful tips. Post the city rounds, the competition intensifies as the top 10 teams from each city battle it out at the grand finale in Mumbai in mid-November 2016.
Students will be assessed on their general knowledge, logical reasoning and data interpretation skills. Whilst students at each level will be recognized for their participation, the finalists will win iPads and Kindles. The winners of the Grand Finale–the 2 Seven Seas Masterminds will get a chance to win a full-paid trip to NASA. The top 10 teams will also get to meet national award winning actor, Raveena Tandon in person in Mumbai.
Speaking about this initiative, Anand Nambiar, Managing Director, Merck India stated, With its emphasis on brain development in children, the initiative aims to be a platform that identifies, nurtures and unlocks the true potential of India’s children, in partnership with leading schools.Nutrition is a critical element of brain development. Seven Seas is committed to partnering with parents in their child’s progress, and help children to be the best version of themselves through its nutritional benefits.”
Mrs. S Joshi from Blossom Public School adds, “We always carry out different and creative initiatives to ensure our students get all the required information for their development to become successful and well-rounded global citizens. Associating with Merck and Seven Seas has been a truly remarkable experience with our students actively participating in the quiz and thoroughly enjoying it. After all who does not dream to go to NASA one day”.
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