Kolkata is all set to host the first qualifying round of the prestigious Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2017 on August 28, 2017 at Medical College, 88, College Street, Kolkata. The inter-collegiate quiz competition is a part of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Week, organized by the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi along with leading Swedish companies present in India.
A popular event among the college and university students, the Quiz provides a unique opportunity for young talents to test their knowledge of the Nobel Prize, Nobel Laureates and their achievements along with answering questions on Sweden, its people and culture, Swedish innovations and inventions. Launched in 2008, the Sweden-India Nobel Quiz has grown over the years and this year more than 3,000 students are expected to participate in 11 cities across the country. To be hosted by noted quiz master Kunal Savarkar, a mastermind semi-finalist and content editor for Kaun Banega Crorepati, the participation to the Quiz is open to all under-graduate and post-graduate students (in teams of three), representing a college/institution.
Qualifying rounds will also be held in Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, and New Delhi. The winners of the Kolkata round will represent the city at the National Finals, which would be held in New Delhi in October. The winners of the National quiz will get an all-expense paid trip to Sweden, where they will visit headquarters of the partnering companies, Swedish universities and the Nobel Museum. In addition, the Embassy is running online quizzes, which are open to everyone on its social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook. To participate and win exciting prizes, click on the link: www.facebook.com/swedenindia and follow on Twitter @SwedeninIndia.
About The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2017: The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week, which is celebrating its 11th edition, was instituted in memory of Swedish innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Alfred Nobel. It celebrates the contribution of Indian Nobel Laureates as well.
The celebrations which are spread over a couple of months, would be showcasing the contributions, in terms of knowledge and innovation, of Swedish companies to the country and has therefore been titled as “Sweden Makes in India”. The theme also includes sustainability and innovation.