Published: 15th March 2017
Soha Ali Khan announces Pratyasha Nath as India’s Classmate Spell Bee Champion
Actress Soha Ali Khan announced Pratyasha Nath as the season 9 Classmate Spell Bee Championship
Classmate, notebook brand by ITC and Radio Mirchi’s spelling extravaganza Classmate Spell Bee Season 9 culminated with an exhilarating finish as Soha Ali Khan announced Pratyasha Nath as the National Champion of India’s largest spelling competition. The theme for the contest this year ‘Every child is unique and so is every word’ is inspired by Classmate’s brand thought of celebrating uniqueness. The competition this year was conducted across India and was engaged with more than 3 lack students across 1000 schools in 30 cities by testing their mettle in English spellings.
In the initial phase, an on-ground exercise in schools received massive participation. The top 15 spellers from each school then competed in the online city finals round. The top performers from the city finals then competed in the Semi Final stage of the competition. From there only the top 16 students from across India went on to battle it out in the televised National Finals.
Spelling Bees: The finalists of the competition along with Soha Ali Khan
The National Finals of Classmate Spell Bee Season 9 saw a grueling competition between the top 16 spellers of India in the search for the National Spell Bee Champion. The National Finals will be simulcast on The Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids and Discovery Tamil.
The National Champion of Classmate Spell Bee Season 9 will win a grand prize of Rs. 2,00,000/- apart from the opportunity to witness the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee 2017 with a parent in Washington D.C., U.S.A. in an all expenses paid trip. The 4 semi finalists will win a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 each. The grand prize for the winner of Classmate Spell Bee and those for the semi-finalists have been specifically designed and sponsored by Classmate to help encourage and enable students to follow their hearts true calling.