UL and NDTV to launch second edition of the National Safety Science Quiz (NSSQ)
Multi-city quiz contest to test knowledge on public safety hazards and mobilize youth as safety ambassadors for the country
BANGALORE, August 23, 2017: As part of its sustained efforts to promote safety education in the country, UL, a global safety science company is set to launch its much awaited annual property, the National Safety Science Quiz on August 1, 2017 in collaboration with television news channel NDTV. Produced and telecast by NDTV, the program will be organized by Xpress Minds Edutainment, a part of the NDTV media group. For the second year running, UL and NDTV have partnered to drive home NSSQ’s simple yet powerful philosophy – safety is a science.
The unique mission of NSSQ:
Designed to challenge students to test their knowledge about public safety issues in India related to road, fire and electrical hazards, the larger mission of NSSQ is to hone conscientious torchbearers of safety who will transform the poor safety culture in the country. NSSQ’s distinctive appeal, which encourages students to deliberate on actionable solutions for public safety crises inspires the thousands of its young participants embark on a life-long journey to propagate safety awareness in every sphere of life.
NSSQ builds political will:
To mobilize the mission of NSSQ, as part of the competition, UL will simultaneously hold a Safety Parliament in which the winners of the City Finale will represent themselves as the Members of the Safety Parliament and interact with a panel of experts on safety concerns. The recommendations or resolutions passed at the Safety Parliament will be brought to the notice of the concerned authorities for possible implementation. The participants will be declared as Safety Ambassadors and are expected to act as ‘change agents’, dispelling unsafe practices in their cities and surroundings.
NSSQ is open to students from Class 9 to Class 12. A four stage quiz, the Stage 1 comprises two qualifying online rounds for registered participants. One zonal round in Stage 2 will be held across New Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata. Qualifying teams will then move on to the telecast semi-finals, which will be recorded at NDTV studios at New Delhi. Four winning teams from the semi-final will take the stage in the Stage 4, the Grand Finale, also a telecast programme. For more information on the quiz structure, log on to http://sites.ndtv.com/national-science-safety-quiz/about-the-quiz-69/
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New Delhi Television is, and has been for more than a quarter century, a pioneer in India’s news television. Founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy, NDTV is today the most watched and the most credible and respected news and lifestyle network in India. From the path-breaking “The World This Week” (nominated as one of India’s 5 best television programmes since Independence), the first private news on Doordarshan “The News Tonight”, producing India’s first 24-hour news channel “Star News” and the country’s first ever 2-in-1 channel Profit-Prime, NDTV has been at the forefront of every single news revolution.
NDTV is most proud of how its work impacts the real world and how it is using its powerful reach to campaign for and with the people of India. 27 years of dedicated and innovative programming has brought into focus a number of social issues ranging from the 7 Wonders of India; Save Our Tigers; the Greenathon and the most recent Health4U campaigns on Heart Care, Diabetes and Cancer. Seen as an honest, unbiased and fearless crusader, NDTV’s sustained and award winning campaigns against injustice and human rights violations have forced apathetic governments to act, legislation to be changed and made the nation aware of the power of the people.
NDTV has for the third year running been rated India’s Most Trusted TV Media Brand in the TRA Trust Brand Report, India Study 2016. In 2014 and 2015 NDTV was rated the Most Trusted Band across all forms of media in India, including newspapers, radio, web sites and of course television. It was the first time in media history that a media company has been both: Number 1 – India’s most trusted brand across all newspaper and channels, (All India Brand Trust Report 2014 and 2015).