17 August 2018
Fortis Hospital, Mohali organized the Zonal Finals of the 3rd edition of its national psychology quiz programme ‘PSYCH-Ed, 2018’ here today.Shreya Seth, Mannat Brar and Prathama R.K. from Delhi Public School, Sector 40, Chandigarh battled other schools in the zone to enter the national finals.
The quiz is designed for students from Class XI & XII, aiming to test their knowledge of Psychology and its concepts, encouraging students to be a part of this endeavor. More than 36 students from 12 schools from regions participated in this much anticipated quiz show. The zonal finals of the national psychology quiz was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare.
The Department of Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare,organized the 3rd season of the national psychology quiz, aptly named ‘PSYCH-Ed’for school children across the country. The quiz is designed for students from Class XI & XII, aiming to test their knowledge of Psychology and allied sciences, pitting them against the brightest young minds of the age group. The initiative witnessed national participation from over from 880 schools across 299 cities.
The schools those participated were Delhi Public School, Sector 40, Chandigarh, Strawberry Fields High School, Chandigarh, Ryan International School, Sector 49-B, Chandigarh, Learning Paths School, Mohali, DPS Ranipur, Haridwar, Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana, Army Public School, Muthi Damana, Jammu,Yadavindra Public, Mohali, Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh, Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, Saupins School, Chandigarh, Bhavan Vidalaya, Chandigarh, and Auckland House, Shimla.
As a process, the winning team from each zone will qualify for the national final which is scheduled for September 1st, 2018 at FMRI, Gurgaon. These qualifiers would be from the participating schools across Mumbai, Chandigarh, Shimla, Mohali, Haridwar, Indore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Ludhiana, Jammu, Varanasi, Faizabad, Guwahati, Patna, Ernakulam and Hyderabad.
The Winner, 1st and 2nd runners up teams will be awarded a cash prize of – Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000respectively. Free Comprehensive Psychology internships for all six teams who reach finale will also be organized at any of the Fortis centers. The top three semi-finalists from each zone will also receive prizes by Britannica. The initiative was supported by Mr Ashish Bhatia, COO- North & East, Fortis Healthcare and Mr Abhijit Singh, Facility Director – East, Fortis Hospital, Mohali.
Speaking on this unique initiative, Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences at Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “The overwhelming response and enthusiasm shown by the students, their parents and teacher encourages us to engage with more schools so children could be tasked to further their understanding of psychology and Allied Sciences. We will be tasking bright minds from one school into the finale, to declare the winners of PSYCH-ed 2018.”
Mr. Ashish Bhatia, Chief Operating Officer (COO – North & East), Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “PSYCH-ed is our endeavor to equip and enrich young minds, as we believe that great minds build a great nation. We hope to reach out to many more young minds in the next season.”
Smiha Gautam, a teacher from Yadavindra Public School School, Mohali, said; ““We were so excited about the quiz. It was a really fun experience. And I believe more schools need to be a part of this. We got a lot of help and support from our teachers and parents and the department of mental health also helped us giving us guidance on what to study and where to read things from.”