SPELLINC, a pioneering initiative by India’s leading pen manufacturers, Linc Pen and Plastics, reaches its finale today in the metropolis of Mumbai. According to a company statement, this year Linc has partnered with automobile giant Renault in association with Bumchums as gift sponsor to host its 6th edition. Spellinc is a nationwide inter – school spelling contest that tests spelling and vocabulary of students from class VII to IX. The words thrown at participants in various rounds are normally used in regular conversation.
Winners of 6th Annual Renault Spellinc Competition, Pratyush Ghosh and Aarya Shah from Campion School, Mumbai.
The sixth successful edition saw participation from more than 500 students from around 250 schools in Mumbai. Few schools that participated in this contest include Jamnabai Narsee School, Campion School, Utpal Shanghvi School, Hiranandani Foundation School, SM Shetty International School and Bombay Cambridge School amongst others. Rj Suren one of the famous personalities from Mumbai, anchored the event as the quizmaster, keeping the spirit of happiness alive.
It was a humungous win for Pratyush Ghosh and Aarya Shah from Campion School at the 6th Annual Renault Spellinc competition; followed closely by CV Ananya and Shubham Bagdare from Udayachal high School as runners up and Siddhant Iyer and Nikunj Bhartia from Gundecha Education Academy as second runners up.
Deepak Jalan, Managing Director, Linc Pen and Plastics Ltd said on the occasion: “SPELLINC is a one of its kind event, where so many schools participate on one platform and the students get an opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to test. We are really proud to be able to organise such an event successfully for many years and even bigger this year, including 8 cities and over 3.5 Lakh students participating in the contest. The response has been overwhelming over the past years and we hope that the final Mumbai round on Tuesday will see students participating with the same zeal and enthusiasm”.
Spellinc that enters its 15thyear has received immense accolades over the years and grown in stature & popularity. Linc Pens who is the pioneer of hosting spelling competitions in India has taken this event to different level with more than 3.5 Lakh students participating across 8 cities – Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Banglore, Ahmedabad, Ranchi & Jamshedpur. This year for the first time Linc will host a Grand Finale in Kolkata where the winners from all Spellinc competitions will participate and compete amongst themselves.
Each round comes forth with a challenge that has to be fought over with utmost concentration and focus. Rounds included anagrams, word-making, rapid fire, crosswords apart from regular spelling test rounds. The preliminaries were held in 300 schools in Mumbai and neighbouring areas and the finals saw the contestants vie for the SPELLINC Rolling trophy, certificates, gift hampers and cash prizes worth Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 6,000 for the winner, first and second runners up team respectively. The competition was fierce wherein the students went through various rounds of Spellings, Crosswords, Anagrams and word-making rounds to become the ultimate victor.
Linc Pen & Plastics Ltd, listed on the BSE & CSE is a premier manufacturer and exporter of quality writing instruments. Linc has established itself as one of the market leaders in the organised writing instrument industry in India. ISO – 9001:2000 certified manufacturing units of Linc are located at two places in West Bengal – at Serakole and Falta.