Dell Introduces National Winner Of “Dell Champs 2015”
Dell announced the national winner of “Dell Champs – 2015” School Program, a 20 city student-outreach program woven around the theme, ‘Learning Meets Doing’. Dell Champs is a part of Dell’s student contact program which, riding on four years of success, has completed its 5th effective year. This year’s winning duo is Rahul Jayanti and his son Kaushik from Little Angel’s School, Vizag, who competed in the nationals to win the title of ‘Dell Champs 2015’.
The Dell Champs program acknowledges that students are increasingly spending more time with their ‘technology companions’, and the process of education is evolving. This year’s Dell Champs program is in line with Dell’s latest ‘Back to School’ campaign which resonates the message that computing can transform the process of learning with intuitive technology and contribute to the all-round development of a child.
The “Dell Champs – 2015” program features a unique platform for parents to participate with their child and be a partner in their success. The competition was conducted in city schools across 400 schools in 20 Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in the country in three phases; the first being the ‘School level’ round, from which 2 teams were chosen to represent their school in the City Finals. While School Level winners were decided, an Interactive workshop was held, as part of Dell’s School Contact Program, to educate children and parents on how PCs can enhance learning and on Internet safety.
The second round had 40 teams from the 20 schools competing in the ‘City level’ contest, and the top 20 City level finalists competed in an online quiz in the ‘National level’.
The National level participants were connected via videoconferencing and the quiz was conducted on the Dell Champs microsite across all 20 cities. The winning team was awarded the latest Dell All-in-One PC.
The 1st runner up, Sanyam Tiwari from Radiant Public School, Raipur, partnered with his brother Siddharth Meshram, was awarded a Dell Desktop.
The 2nd runner up, M. Logitha Varshini from Saint Michael Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai, partnered with her brother Abhimanyu K. Iyer, was awarded a Dell TFT Monitor with a 17 inch screen.
The 3rd runner up, Nilay Kadam from Symbiosis Primary School, Pune, partnered with his father Pradip Kadam, was awarded a Dell TFT Monitor with a 15 inch screen.
In addition to this, the 4 top schools of the “Dell Champs – 2015” will be awarded a Dell powered study lab equipped with the Dell AIO, projector and interactive screen. The rest of the finalists will receive trophies from Dell and each of the schools they represent will receive gratifications from Dell.
The 20 cities include Meerut, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Indore, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Cochin, Coimbatore, Madurai, Mangalore, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Jaipur, Nagpur, Pune, Surat, Bhubaneswar, Jamshedpur, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam were covered over a period of 3 months.
Mr. P Krishnakumar, Vice President, Consumer and Small Business, Dell India, said – “Dell Champs – 2015 aims to make the process of learning more engaging and interactive through the spirit of friendly competition. With the theme ‘Learning Meets Doing’, we aim to encourage students to learn beyond the classroom, through unconventional means which enable them to acquire a practical approach to learning. Today, we have seen the successful conclusion to yet another season of Dell Champs. The Dell Champs platform is a way to directly engage with students and educate young minds on the use and advantages of the PC. In this respect, we hope to continue to engage with the student community as well as parents, who play a major role in a child’s educational growth.”