Hirdae and Saumil in class 8th and 9th category from Delhi Public school and Yajur and Chaitya in class 6th and 7th category from Bhavan Vidyalaya school won the prestigious Net Champs title
Hrishita and Pawanjot in class 8th and 9th category from Jiya Lal Mittal DAV Public School and Prabjeet and Balraj in class 6th and 7th category from Holy Heart Presidency school stood runners up
~Over 50000 students, 100+ schools from Tricity and Punjab participated in Connect Net Champs
~24 students from 12 schools were shortlisted to compete in Grand Finale
Quick Facts: Connect Net Champs
Connect Broadband started ‘Connect Net Champs’ Program to educate children on internet etiquettes making it an ideal platform to provide technical know-how to children on internet training.
• 12 month extensive outreach starting September 2015
• Covered over 50000 students, 100+ schools across 6 zones pan Punjab
• Includes school students from classes 6 to 9
• Inter School Seminars and Quiz competitions followed by City and Zonal Finals
• 24 students from 12 schools shortlisted to compete in Grand Finale in Chandigarh
• Grand Finale winners gets exciting gifts like Laptops and Kindle E-Readers
Given outstanding pan Punjab participation for whole season and the honour of the prestigious award at an International operator’s conference titled, Species 2016 held at Lisbon, Portugal as the best strategic campaign, ‘Connect Net Champs Program’ became a huge success.
Connect Broadband powered by Hindustan Times and F – Secure kick started Connect Net Champs in September last year. Net Champs is open to school students from classes 6 to 9, includes an extensive one year outreach (September 2015 – August 2016) across six zones (Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala and Bathinda). The Program entered the school classrooms to impart training on internet etiquette, making it an ideal platform to provide technical know-how to children, parents and teachers. Connect Net Champs conducted a series of seminars in more than hundred Schools in Punjab followed by a thrilling Quiz contest for students. Four candidates from each School were shortlisted for the next round. More than fifty thousand students attended the seminars.
Following an intense outreach programme via seminar followed by quiz competition at a school level, Net Champs covered over 50000 students from more than 100 educational institutions across Tricity and Punjab. At the Grand Finale, over 24 students from 12 schools selected for finals competed for the prestigious ‘Net Champs’ title at St. Soldiers International School, Phase -7, Mohali which was packed with an excited audience of over 500 students, teachers and parents.
The winning students of Grand Finale will be awarded with exciting prizes like Laptops and Kindle E-readers.
Mr Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Telecommunications Limited, said, “We started Net Champs program to make children well aware about the use of Technology and Internet. We not only wanted to educate children on internet etiquettes but also make learning more fun. Our motive was to make sure that today’s generation, especially the youth which is obsessed with the latest technological devices and are always on the lookout for the newest gadgets in the market to be well aware about the pro’s and con’s and use internet smartly. The unique quiz format of Connect Net Champs, aims to serve India’s schools by introducing a fresh vibrant approach to learning.”
Details of schools and students qualified for Grand Finale:
Holy Heart Presidency school
Prabjeet Singh and Balraj Singh
Jiya Lal Mittal DAV Public School, Gurdaspur
Hrishita Aggarwal and Pawanjot Singh
Guru Nanak Public school
Armandeep Singh and Puneet Kaur
BCM Sr Secondary School, Sector - 32
Riya and Sanjana
Army Public school Jalandhar Cantt.
Chaitanya and Bhav
Army Public school Jalandhar Cantt.
Utkarsh and Harsimrat Singh
Smart Wonders School
Gurmanpreet and Aryan
Bhavan Vidyalaya school
Yajur and Chaitya
DAV sec 8, Panchkula
Sarthak and Madhav
Delhi Public school
Hirdae and Saumil
Bhupindera International school
Jaskirat & Mannat
Ryan International school
Arjun Pratap Singh & Vineet Garg
About CONNECT Net Champs
CONNECT Net Champs is a program to engage children with the purpose of educating them on the nuances of the World Wide Web and how to utilize their potential with information available just a click away. The program is structured in three very interesting tiers; First round is the school round, followed by the second round which is the city round and the third round is the Grand finale. In each round, there are exciting prizes to be won. This year, Connect Broadband is in search of a ‘Net Champ’ via conducting a Chandigarh-Punjab wide mega contest.
CONNECT is a part of 10 Billion US$ Videocon Group and is a pan India ISP Licensee with market leadership in Punjab Telecom Circle, which consists of Punjab, the Union Territory of Chandigarh and Panchkula. The Company also provides a full gamut of telecommunication services, which includes voice telephony, both Wireline and fixed wireless, Internet services, broadband data services and a range of value added service viz., Centrex, leased lines, voice mail and video conferencing. Connect has recently expanded its coverage footprint with launch of data services in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.
What more? CONNECT also provides Wireless Broadband service across Punjab. Offering high speed internet through a wireless medium, CONNECT Wireless Broadband enables users to access internet through their Laptops, PCs, Tablets, Wi-Fi enabled phones in the wireless vicinity & FTTH which is a Broadband telecommunications system based on fiber-optic cables and associated optical electronics. The technology reaches the boundary of the living space, such as a box on the outside wall of a home. Quadruple play of high-speed broadband, high-definition video, unlimited 'anywhere' telephony, and real-time surveillance are a few key take-aways for users.