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Student from Manipur wins first prize in nationwide quiz competition

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Oct 05, 2022 9:22 pm
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Imphal, Oct. 5 (EMN): A student from Manipur won the first prize in India’s first edition of Dettol Hygiene Olympiad Quiz competition held in Mumbai.

 Laishram Salona Devi, a resident of Thanga Khunjem village in Manipur’s Bishnupur district, is currently studying at Little Flower School in Imphal.

Salona is the daughter of L Nandakumar Singh, Director, Education (Schools) of the Manipur Government and N Sonika Devi. She is among six students who won the 1st prize award from across the country.

A cheque of INR 50,000 was handed over by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan during the programme held at Yash Raj Studio in Mumbai on Sunday.

Congratulating Laishram Salona for the achievement by sharing a couple of photographs of the event in Mumbai, local MLA Tongbram Robindro Singh in a tweet wrote, “Congratulations! Baby L Salona daughter of L Nandakumar of Thanga Khunjem on winning the Dettol Hygiene Olympiad Quiz contest held at Mumbai.”

 “Overwhelmed to witness you receiving the prize from ace actor Amitabh Bachan.It is indeed a proud moment,” Singh added.

 In September, Reckitt, the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company, launched India’s first and biggest hygiene Olympiad under its Dettol Banega Swasth India Initiative.

The programme which reached 24 million children aged between 5-15 years across 8.50 lakh schools in the country’s largest Olympia was aimed to assess awareness of hygiene practices through an exam to identify hygiene gaps and encourage children to learn about the importance of hygiene in their lives.

The contest began on Sep. 7 and was held online and offline.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Oct 05, 2022 9:22:00 pm