KOCHI: Neha Ramesh, a class 10 student of The Choice School, has garnered an international rank in the SOF Olympiad. Neha came third in the International English Olympiad. She was awarded a bronze medal, merit certificate and Rs 10,000 as the cash prize.Over 45,000 schools from 1,400 cities across 30 countries participated in the six SOF Olympiad exams in 2017-18. Around a million students appeared in the Olympiad in which Kochi showcased a stellar performance with a total participation of 24,389 students.
The Science Olympiad Foundation held a felicitation function to recognise and award the international rank-holders, teachers and principals. During the function which was held in Delhi, the top three SOF international rank holders, for the six Olympiad exams, from Classes 1 to 12 were awarded. There were a total of 180 awards.
Around 25 principals and 50 teachers - from 30 countries - whose students showcased exemplary performances at the international level, were also felicitated with cash awards, mementoes and citations at the function that was held at The India Habitat Centre Auditorium in Delhi. Minister of State for Law & Justice and The Ministry of Corporate Affairs P P Choudhary was the chief guest.
The SOF International English Olympiad (IEO) is being organised in partnership with the British Council for the past seven years, and International Company Secretaries Olympiad (ICSO), in partnership with The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Mahabir Singh, founder and director of SOF, said over 45,000 schools from 1,400 cities across 30 countries participated in the sixth SOF Olympiad exams during 2017-18 and millions of students appeared for them.
Around 55,000 students from 5,850 schools have been awarded for achieving top state-level ranks. In addition, over 8,00,000 students have been awarded “Medals of Excellence” for achieving top rank in their respective schools. Singh said addition to conducting Olympiads, SOF provides Annual Scholarships to 300 meritorious girl children from economically weaker sections under the Girl Child Scholarship Scheme.