Connect Net Champs’ sees impressive participation from students for its Grand Finale


NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Connect Net Champs’- an initiative of Connect Broadband, and an ideal platform to educate children on internet etiquettes and provide technical know-how to children on internet training, conducted it’s Grand Finale in Mohali at St. Soldiers International School. Present at the event were Chandigarh’s leading educational institutions, Heads, Parents, Students and Officials from Connect Broadband who were kept enthralled by the quizmaster, Mr. Pallab Bose.


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.

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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.”

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Details of schools and students qualified for Grand Finale:

S.No School Zone Winning teams
1 Holy Heart Presidency school Amritsar Prabjeet Singh and Balraj Singh
2 Jiya Lal Mittal DAV Public School, Gurdaspur Amritsar Hrishita Aggarwal and Pawanjot Singh
3 Guru Nanak Public school Ludhiana Armandeep Singh and Puneet Kaur
4 BCM Sr Secondary School, Sector – 32 Ludhiana Riya and Sanjana
5 Army Public school Jalandhar Cantt. Jalandhar Chaitanya and Bhav
6 Army Public school Jalandhar Cantt. Jalandhar Utkarsh  and Harsimrat Singh
7 Smart Wonders School Chandigarh Gurmanpreet and Aryan
8 Bhavan Vidyalaya school Chandigarh Yajur and Chaitya
9 DAV sec 8, Panchkula Chandigarh Sarthak and Madhav
10 Delhi Public school Chandigarh Hirdae and Saumil
11 Bhupindera International school Patiala Jaskirat & Mannat
12 Ryan International school Patiala

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