Eduheal Foundation[EHF] cordially invite you to the grand finale and prize distribution ceremony to felicitate national awardees of EHF Olympiads 2013 on 11th April 2014[Friday] at International convention centre,Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd., 19th Floor, P J Towers, Dalal Street, Mumbai – 400001.
The awards will be given by BSE CEO Mr Ashish Kumar Chauhan.The occasion will be graced by BSEI CEO Mr Ambarish Dutta and EHF managing trustee Dr Sandeep Ahlawat.Media channels will be there for media coverage
The awardee principal is entitled to a cash award of Rs 10,000 and a momento.Also the To-Fro fare will be reimbursed[Rail-AC 2nd class].
The awardee teacher is entitled to a cash award of Rs 5000 and a momento.Also the To-Fro fare will be reimbursed[Rail-AC 3rd class].
The contact person for EHF is Ms Anjana Ogra,National coordinator 9717400229 .
Briefly the programme itinery for 11th April,2014 is as given below:
Lunch – 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm.
2:00 pm onwards, Award distribution ceremony and vote of thanks to all.
Since this is a one day programme hence no stay arrangements have been made.The awardees are also requested to make their own arrangements to reach the venue.Being a high security area,vehicles are not allowed near the building.Also passes will have to be made at the reception before taking the lift to the convention hall.The awardees are requested to urgently book the journey tickets and email the scanned tickets so that the reimbursement process can be initiated.Also please note that the awardee must be present to receive his/heraward at the ceremony.In case of absentism no further correspondence in the regard will be entertained.
Congrats again and with best wishes,
Dr Sandeep Ahlawat
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As a joint initiative between Eduheal Foundationand BSE Institute Ltd – a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE[Bombay stock Exchange] ltd.the purpose of BSE International Financial Olympiad – BIFO is to create awareness about financial literacy amongst students at a young age.
Eduheal Foundation (EHF) is a registered international level NGO promoted by leading educationist, academicians and media personalities seeking to improve the well being of the general public through the awareness of educational and health issues. It wishes to achieve its goal by supporting and disseminating education and healthcare based knowledge. As educational partners of Google Science fair and as member of Havard-MIT maths tournament , EHF is actively engaged in searching talented students in science, mathematics, English, bio technology, arts, computer and sports.With BSE institute it has extended its foray into the exciting world of finance.
Last year Eduheal Foundation had announced a new initiative to extend financial literacy to the school level through the innovative and educative BSE International Financial Olympiad – a national level financial quiz competition. Covering 15000 schools across India, BSE International Financial Olympiad is aimed at encouraging students to explore and learn more about financial world and develop analytical and problem solving skills that will be essential to their careers.
The event is sponsored by BSE Institute Limited (BIL) and conducted by Eduheal Foundation (EHF) and is going to be conducted in multiple levels.BSE institute is the wholly owned subsidiary of BSE-Bombay Stock exchange ltd- India`s largest and oldest stock exchange.More than 15 lakhs cash award has been instituted for BIFO
Targeted at students studying in class IX, X, XI, & XII and interested in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Accountancy and Business Studies, BSE International Financial Olympiad is conducted over 3 levels:
Level 1- City/State: Level 1 will be organized by schools, whereby students each from class IX to XII will be nominated/selected based on an intra school quiz/paper based exam for the National round.
Level 2- National: Shortlisted students will appear for an all India online exam based on the given syllabus comprising of Questions from Economics and Financial literacy for classes 9th and 10th; Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship and Financial literacy for classes 11th and 12th. Few questions from General Knowledge and Mental Aptitude may also be asked.The syllabus for level 1 and 2 are same .The online exam will be conducted by eduheal Foundation at 200 centres across India .
LEVEL 3:QUIZ FINALS:108 Merit students from all over India will attend quiz finals at BSE convention centre, Mumbai on 24th April, 2014. This event is expected to be widely broadcasted in the media. Finally 108 students will emerge as national 1st, 2nd and 3rd rankers of the 2nd International finance olympiad sponsored by BSEinstitute ltd.
On 24th April, 2014, Prize distribution ceremony will be organized jointly by BSE Institute Ltd. and EHF at the BSE Convention centre, Mumbai.
Ambarish Datta, MD & CEO, BSE Institute Ltd said that, “It is a challenge to teach personal finance as a part of the regular school curriculum. There are time constraints – there are a large number of competing subjects – all supposed to be included in the school curriculum. However teaching the financial basics is important. The BSEInternational Financial Olympiad is an innovative approach to create financially aware children by getting them to participate in a fun filled competition.”
Dr Sandeep Ahlawat, Managing trustee, Eduheal Foundation said that, “Our experience with conducting Olympiads like the Maths ,Science,English,Biotech and Cyber Olympiad for school children convinced us that this is a good vehicle for generating interest in financial concepts among school children. . It will also empower students with a proper understanding of the opportunities in the financial markets. Financial Olympiad will not only help students prioritize their personal financial goals, but also help them become financially responsible individuals and citizens. Besides, it will help parents in a way that their children will grow into financially responsible adults.“
Level 1:Intra school quiz:1st july 2013 upto 1st November 2013
Level 2:Online /computer based test at centres across india:16 feb,2014
Level 3:Quiz finals at international convention hall,BSE,Mumbai:24 april 2014
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PRIZES: More than 15 lakhs in cash prizes for students ,teachers and principals
Top 3 students from each of the classes 9th to 12th, from each of the nine zones [9 CBSE zones ] will win a cash award of Rs. 12,000, 10,000 and 8,000 respectively and a medal. Total 108 students will be awarded.
Last year awardee students were:
|Madhav Balasubramanian||M.L. Dahanukar College Of Commerce (Mumbai)|
|Lalit Mohan Bhatt||Kendriya Vidyalaya Koliwada (Mumbai)|
|Prathamesh Prabhakar Shinde||Kendriya Vidyalaya Koliwada (Mumbai)|
|Sonakshi Gupta||Ambuja Vidya Niketan
|Sahil Sinha||Ambuja Vidya Niketan
|Shilpa Sajeev||Kendriya Vidyalaya Koliwada (Mumbai)|
|Niladri Bhusan Mishra||Delhi Public School
|Kaushlesh Sinha||Ambuja Vidya Niketan (Maharashtra)|
|Shreya Nimma||Glendale Academy International
|S Faraz Athar||Sanskriti School
|Saksham Jain||Centre Point School
|Rudraksh Tuwani||Rukmani Birla Modern High School (Jaipur)|
` PRINCIPAL AWARDS
The principal of the registered schools will be invited to send an interdisciplinary project plan on the topic : Financial Literacy . Based on the submitted project one principal will be selected from each of the nine zones[9 CBSE zones]. 9 principals will be selected. Each will get a cash award of Rs. 25,000 and a momento. They will be invited to attend the final quiz and Prize distribution ceremony at the BSE Convention centre, Mumbai. 2nd class AC rail to and fro fare will be reimbursed.
Last year awardee principals were:
|Deivasigamani .J||Bharathidasanar Mat. Hr. Sec. School , Arakonam (Tamilnadu)|
|Preeti Dewaskar||Panini Jnanpeeth Eng. Med. Hr. Sec. School, Hoshangabad (M.P)|
|Padmini Sriraman||The Hindu Senior Secondary School Chennai (Tamilnadu)|
|Vinod Kumar Arora||Delhi Public School , Angul (Odisha)|
18 teachers will be selected. The teachers of the registered schools will be invited to send an interdisciplinary project plan on the topic : Financial Literacy . The project submitted should be unique .Project sent by the teacher has to be verified by the school principal before sending to Eduheal Foundation. Two teachers will be selected from each of the nine zones[9 CBSE zones]. Total 18 teachers will be selected. Each will get a cash award of Rs. 10,000 and a momento. They will be invited to attend the final quiz and Prize distribution ceremony at the BSEConvention centre, Mumbai.3rd class AC rail to and fro fare will be reimbursed.
Last year awardee teachers were:
|S.Venkatesan||Bharathi Dasanar Matric Hr Sec School, , Tamilnadu (Tamilnadu)|
|Anitha D||Aecs Magnolia Maaruti Public School ,Bangalore
|M.Pazhaniappan||Jawaharlal Nehru School , Bhopal (M.P)|
|Rajeshree Jadhav||Wardhman Universe Academy, Jalgoan (Jalgaon)|
|Sanchita Datta||Royal College Of Arts Science & Commerce , Mumbai (Mahrastra)|
|Anita Khair Nar||St. Mary’s Junior College , Mumbai (Mumbai)|
|Chitra Kala||Children’s Academy , Jaipur (Jaipur)|
|Preeti Sangwan||Chiranjiv Bharati School Palam Vihar , Gurgaon (Gurgaon)|
Besides these awards ,cash award of Rs 8000 each will also be given to the EHF regional coordinators based on the 9 CBSE zones
Registration form for school and students is available at http://www.eduhealfoundation.org
Kartik Sawhney ,who had participated in Eduheal Foundations Olympiad in 2011 had to wage a battle before being allowed to study science after class tenth. The CBSE did not allow Kartik, who is completely blind, as they thought he will not be able to handle the scientific notations — equations,graphs, diagrams — required for science. CBSE was wrong.. Kartik scored a 95% aggregate in science with computers in class XII.
Karthik was encouraged to participate in Eduheal Foundations National interactive Maths , Science and Cyber Olympiad [NIMO ,NISO,ICO] by his mother and Dr Sandeep Ahlawat,Managing trutee,Eduheal Foundation[EHF].Assisted by a scribe ,He scored an all India merit position and was awarded by Shri Arun Yadav,Former MOS,Industries,GOI at the prize distribution ceremony organized by EHF at the National Science Centre,New Delhi.
It is erroneously understood that a scribe with a science background can help the candidate with his answers. Hence, Kartik had to work with readers who are novice to scientific terminology in question papers. “I’ve had one reader describe a symbol as an “ulta V”, he said. It could’ve been a pi or a lambda. “But I don’t know,” he said, “I’ve never seen a ‘pi’.”
In school, Kartik was even allowed to perform experiments, but none that were hazardous, involving toxic chemicals. He also used a range of assistive devices and software — he used one to convert graphs into verbal descriptions. But there was little material available that was accessible.
“In India, we don’t generally use ebooks. I used a screen-reader but didn’t have text books on the computer,” he said.
The DPS, R K Puram, student is now off to Stanford University to study computer science. Like CBSE,IIT-JEE had its rules for visually impaired. Changes in IIT-joint entrance exam rules introduced last year have made it impossible for blind students to qualify.
But all that work has paid off as he leaves for Stanford on September 2. He was extremely happy with the way the SATs are conducted. “You’re allowed readers and they give you test booklets where the word is written for the symbols,” he says.