Nat Geo, which had launched the ‘Nat Geo Junior Hunt’ in July 2007, has culminated with the announcement of the winner – Neha Jain of Birla High School, Kolkata. The ‘Nat Geo Junior Hunt’ was a nationwide school engagement programme undertaken by National Geographic Channel to find India’s superkid who is curious, adventurous, articulate, energetic and smart. The winner will host Nat Geo Junior shows on the channel for three months this year.
The winner was announced by Rahul Dravid at a press meet in the Capital on February 10, 2008. The Nat Geo Junior Hunt saw the participation of nearly 4 lakh students in the 10-14 age group from 400 schools all over India.
Speaking on the unique school engagement programme, Nikhil Mirchandani, MD, National Geographic Channel, South Asia, said, “Through the Nat Geo Junior Hunt, our endeavour was to stimulate the intellect of our young, curious audiences to re-think and learn more about the world they live in, while enjoying the experience. We are extremely thankful to our partners, Max New York Life, Parle-G and the British Council, for supporting the programme.”
Debashis Sarkar, Director-Marketing, Product and Corporate Affairs, Max New York Life, said, “We are pleased to have partnered with National Geographic Channel for the second edition of ‘Nat Geo Junior Hunt’, a unique quest which has unraveled the young bright sparks from our country. We at Max New York Life understand the importance of securing a child’s future and parents who want to be absolutely sure about a secure future for their children. While the kids were busy competing, their parents were also kept busy through a very interesting session called ‘Smart steps for smart parents’, a workshop for parents to educate them about the various needs of their children and how Max New York Life’s insurance solutions could help them to cater these needs.”
The other winners of the Nat Geo Junior Hunt include Jemin Shah of Ryan International School, Mumbai; Anchal Samtani of J B Vachha High School, Mumbai; and Balaji S of National Public School, Bangalore.