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The GREEN Olympiad culminates in TERRAQUIZ every year, a 13-episode environment quiz programme for television. The top 32 schools, seven from each zone and four from the international group - are selected to take part in this national environment quiz. The questions are drawn from topics of daily concern, both local and global; attractive audiovisuals impart a unique flavour to this quiz. This quiz programme is an interesting pedagogical tool for students. Being an extremely effective medium to convey crisp messages in a short period of time, it contains an inherent element of knowledge and competition. Its unique structure questions and educates students and viewers simultaneously. Untill 2007, Doordarshan helped in making TERRAQUIZ immensely popular among the young minds across the length and breadth of the country. Since 2008, the Quiz was aired on National Geographic Channel. From 2011, the programe is being aired on the Discovery Channel.

Green Hero Ambassadors

Each year, the winners of TERRAQUIZ are declared the 'Green Hero Ambassadors'. As ambassadors, they are expected to initiate or lead environmental activities in their respective schools and surrounding areas. The Ambassadors' programme has been conceptualized with the intention of creating environmental leaders who would actively participate in conservation activities and promote environmental citizenship amongst peers, family, and society.

List of Green Hero Ambassadors (year-wise)


TERRAQUIZ
2012

Dhruv Warrior and K R Vigneshwar from Indian School Muscat, Sultanate of Oman were crowned as the winners of TERRAQUIZ 2012 at the finale and prize distribution ceremony held at TERI Gram, Gual Pahari, Gurgaon on 9 December 2012.

In a closely contested quiz, the first, second and third runners up teams were as follows:

First Runners Up: Gourav Jena and Debjit Tripathy from DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur, Orissa

Second Runners Up: Kushal Mohnot and Sreeradh Radhakrishnan Pothera from Abu Dhabi Indian School Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Third Runners Up: Savyasachi Sawarn and Pranshu Agarwal from Delhi Public School, Bokaro, Jharkhand

The winning teams ware felicitated by Dr R K Pachauri, Director General TERI, and Mr Anil Kumar Dua, Senior Vice President (Marketing & Communications), Hero Motor Corp Limited. Crowned the 'GREEN Hero Ambassadors' for a year, the title confers upon the winners a responsibility to undertake initiatives to broaden and deepen awareness on various environmental issues amongst fellow school students.

Students and teachers from across the country and from the Middle East participated in this week-long quiz contest at TERI Gram, Gual Pahari. This unique environment quiz was a combination of fun, entertainment and interactive programs for the participants.

Keeping with the tradition of having a renowned screen personality to anchor the show this year the anchor for TERRAQUIZ was Mr Purab Kohli.

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TERRAQUIZ 2012 will be telecasted soon on the your favourite TV Channel.


TERRAQUIZ
2011

Srujan Keskar and Tanvi Gupta from Indian School Muscat, Sultanate of Oman were crowned as the winners of TERRAQUIZ 2011 at a prize distribution ceremony held at TERI Gram, Gual Pahari, Gurgaon on 22nd December 2011.

In a closely contested quiz, the first, second and third runners up were adjudged as Dubai Modern High School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane (West), Maharashtra and Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Patiala, Punjab respectively.

The winning teams ware felicitated by Dr R K Pachauri, Director General TERI, and Mr Anil Kumar Dua, Senior Vice President (Marketing & Communications), Hero Moto Corp Limited. Crowned the 'GREEN Hero Ambassadors' for a year, the title confers upon the winners a responsibility to undertake initiatives to broaden and deepen awareness on various environmental issues amongst fellow school students.

Students and teachers from across the country and from the Middle East were witnessed this week-long quiz contest at TERI Gram, Gual Pahari. This unique environment quiz was a combination of fun, entertainment and interactive programs for the participants.

Keeping with the tradition of having a renowned screen personality to anchor the show - this year the anchor for TERRAQUIZ was Mr Purab Kohli.

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TERRAQUIZ 2011 will be telecasted soon on the Discovery Channel.


TERRAQUIZ
2010

Testing the knowledge of young minds on biodiversity, TERRAQUIZ 2010 was held at TERI RETREAT 12-18 December 2010, where 32 schools from India and abroad participated in India’s only televised quiz on environment. Mahendra and Deepak Agarawal, from Mayur Public School, I P Extension, New Delhi emerged as winners and were declared ‘Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors’, in a keenly contested final held on 18 December 2010. While Army School, Jorhat emerged as first runners-up, Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane and Sunbeam School, Varanasi jointly held the second runners-up positions. Present on the occasion was cricket sensation Irfan Pathan; Anil Dua, MD Sales and Marketing, Hero Honda; Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, MD, CLP; and Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI.

Supported by the MoEF, Government of India and Hero Honda, TERRAQUIZ is broadcast on the National Geographic Channel. Hosted by Purab Kohli, TERRAQUIZ 2010 saw the participation of teams from East Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in addition to international teams from Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Sharjah.

Olympic Medal Winner Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also interacted with the students during the last quarter final and conducted a small quiz with them.

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TERRAQUIZ 2010 will be telecasted soon on the National Geographic Channel.


TERRAQUIZ
2009

Abhinav Sharma and Bornabh Bhuyan from Delhi Public School, Duliajan, Assam emerged as the winners of TERRAQUIZ 2009 anchored by former VJ and actor Purab Kohli. The grand finale of the competition was held at Lakshmi Studio, Noida on 31st January 2010. The winning team was felicitated by Mr Anil Kumar Dua - Vice President, Hero Honda Motors Limited and Dr R K Pachauri, Director General TERI.

Crowned the 'Hero Honda Green Ambassadors' for a year, the title confers upon the members of the winning team a responsibility to undertake initiatives to broaden and deepen awareness on the environmental issues amongst fellow.

Tanvi Gupta and Sidhartha Kerkar from Indian School, Muscat were the First Runners up in the contest which comprised 3 rigorous rounds. The students from St Michael's School Siliguri, West Bengal, Md. Parvez Alam and Prithwish Bank bagged the Second Runners up position. The other international team of the finals represented by Aneena Annie Moncy and Christina Ann Thomas from Our Own English High School, Dubai was the Third Runners Up in this closely contested competition. The week long quiz which began with the participation of 32 teams comprising 64 students culminated with the prize distribution ceremony and felicitation of the winning team with Hero Honda Trophies. All the participating students and accompanying teachers witnessed an intellectually stimulating week and had an opportunity to test their environment quotient.

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TERRAQUIZ
2008

Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane (West), Maharashtra emerged as the champions of TERRAQuiz 2008. The winners were felicitated by Dr R K Pachauri, Director General TERI at a prize distribution ceremony on the sets of the final episode of TERRAQUIZ on 10th April 2009 at Lakshmi Studios, Noida. Chaitanya Pratdhan, and Chinmay Pai has been crowned as the 'Hero Honda Green Ambassadors' for a year. This title confers upon them an onus to undertake initiatives to broaden and deepen awareness on the environmental issues amongst fellow students.

In a closely contested quiz, the first, second and third runners up were St Kabir Public School, Chandigarh, Our Own English High School, Sharjah, and Sunbeam School, Lahartara respectively. The TERRAQUIZ this year was a combination of fun, entertainment and interactive programs for the school children. Keeping with the tradition of having a popular screen personality to anchor the show - this year the anchor for TERRAQUIZ was Ms Tisca Chopra, popularly known as Eshan's mother for her role in the award wining movie Tarre Zameen Par.

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Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane (West), Maharashtra emerged as the champions of TERRAQuiz 2008

TERRAQUIZ
2007

Al Khor International School, Doha, emerged the winner among 32 finalists selected from GREEN Olympiad, India's premier environment Olympiad. Mr R Mehta, Adviser - Ministry of Environment and Forests, and Mr Vivek Syal, Head - Marketing, Hero Honda Motors Ltd were also present at the ceremony that marked the close of the 13-episode TERRAQUIZ shoot, held during 19-22 November 2007.

The members of the winning team, Moiz Bohra and Sreelakshmy Koonath, were also crowned the 'Hero Honda Green Ambassadors' for a year. The title confers on the winners a responsibility to undertake initiatives to spread awareness on environmental issues among students.

In a closely contested quiz, Delhi Public School, Bokaro, Smt. Sulochana Devi Singhania School, Thane, and Indian High School, Dubai, were the first, second, and third runners-up respectively.

Around 80 000 schoolchildren, from over 1400 schools across India and abroad, participated in GREEN Olympiad 2007. TERRAQUIZ 2007 combined fun and entertainment with interactive programmes for schoolchildren. In keeping with the tradition of a popular television personality anchoring the show, Manpreet Brar, a well-known TV personality, model, and former Miss India, anchored the show this year.

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Al Khor International School, Doha, emerged the winner among 32 finalists selected from GREEN Olympiad

TERRAQUIZ
2006

The winning teams of the eighth GREEN Olympiad and TERRAQUIZ, were felicitated by the Chief Guest, Mr B J Panda, MP Rajya Sabha, in a ceremony conducted at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 24 November 2006. Mr Prodipto Ghosh, Secretary, MoEF; Ex-criketer Mr Abbas Ali Baig; MTV VJ Cyrrus Sahukar, Mr Pawan Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Honda Motors Ltd, and Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General, TERI, attended the ceremony.

Prashant Upadhyay and Piyush Patnaik from The Mother's International school, New Delhi, were crowned 'Hero Honda Green Ambassadors' for a year. The title, confers upon the winners a responsibility to undertake initiatives to broaden and deepen awareness on the environmental issues amongst fellow students.

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Motherís International School, New Delhi, emerges winner among 32 finalists in only national quiz on environment

TERRAQUIZ
2005

The winners of the 7th GREEN Olympiad and TerraQuiz 2005, international inter-school environment quiz competition organised by TERI in association with Hero Honda Motors Ltd and the Ministry of Environment & Forests, were felicitated at a special ceremony on November 25. This year the top honour of being crowned Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors was won by Aditya Acharya and Soumyashant Nayak from DAV Chandrasekharpur, Orissa. These Ambassadors will undertake initiatives to broaden and deepen awareness on the environmental issues amongst fellow students. The second and third place in the international quiz was won by Centre Point School, Nagpurand and Aditya IIT Talent School, Kakinada, respectively. The GREEN Olympiad 2005 - which culminates in TerraQuiz - was held in 402 cities and towns all across India and abroad. Over 60,000 schoolchildren from over 1000 schools participated in the exam.

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Shri A Raja, Hon'ble Minister for Environment and Forests and Mr S Sunder of Hero Honda Motors ltd. presenting the trophy to Aditya Acharya and Soumyashant Nayak from DAV Chndrasekharpur, Orissa.

TERRAQUIZ
2004

The winners of TERRAQUIZ 2004, the 6th International Inter-school environment quiz competition, organized by TERI in association with Hero Honda Motors Ltd, the World No.1 two-wheeler company, and the Ministry of Environment and Forests, were felicitated at a special ceremony at India International Centre on 26 November 2004.

This year witnessed four global winners - two international and two Indian. Saket Choudhuri, Delhi Public School, Bokaro Steel City; Rohan Kohli, Atomic Energy Central School, Mumbai; Apoorva Santosh, Abudhabi Indian School, Abu Dhabi, U A E; and Zubaida Nasreen, Alkhor International School, Doha, Qatar received the first prize.

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TERRAQUIZ
2003

saw teams participating from each of the four zones of the country along with the international teams. It was telecast on Doordarshan National Channel from December 2003 to March 2004. The focus for this year was on issues related to water. The programme was anchored by Mallika Saraibai, the famous dancer and television personality. Harishankar M and Hemanth Kumar from KV No 1, Panambur, Mangalore were the lucky winners. They walked away with prizes worth more than a lakh of rupees and other gifts.

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Master M Harishankar and Master Hemant Kumar from Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Panambur, Mangalore: winners & Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors for TERRAQUIZ 2003.

TERRAQUIZ
2002

looked at WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development) and its outcomes. The questions focussed on the Eighth Session of the Conference of Parties and the WSSD. Teams from Moscow, Kathmandu, and the Middle East, participated. It was telecast on Doordarshan's National Channel from May 2003 to July 2003. Suparn Goel and Arjun Sinha from The Mother's International School, New Delhi emerged winners and were crowned the Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors for an entire year. The winners were given cash prizes and other gifts from the sponsors.

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Master Suparn Goel and Master Arjun Sinha from The Mother's International School: winners & Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors for TERRAQUIZ 2002.

TERRAQUIZ
2001

it was at this juncture (going by the growing popularity of the quiz show), that Hero Honda Motors Ltd became a part of the programme as its prime sponsor. The eight finalists were designated Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors who took forth the environmental message to fellow students. Thus began a unique partnership between TERI and Hero Honda Motors Ltd. The focus was on Rio plus10, and thus looked at environmental issues from an international perspective. The quiz show, was keenly contested with teams form Dubai and Kuwait also participating. Ms Sanjana Kapoor anchored the show yet again. Gokul Mahadevan, and Amit Vikram Das, from the Indian High School, Dubai won the final.

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Master Gokul Mahadevan, and Master Amit Vikram Das, from the Indian High School, Dubai - winners & Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors for TERRAQUIZ 2001

TERRAQUIZ
2000

was telecast on Doordarshan-I Channel from January 2001 to May 2001.The quiz programme was anchored by the noted theatre and TV personality, Sanjana Kapoor, and was graced by the presence of Ms Sharmila Tagore, Ms Shabana Azmi, Ms Nandita Das, Mr Khushwant Singh, Ms Nafisa Ali Sodhi, Mr Bishen Singh Bedi, Mr Jatin Das and others. The winners of the TERRAQUIZ 2000 were Ms Ishadarshi Mishra and Master Abhimanyu Arora of Army Public School, Noida.

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Ishadarshi Mishra & Abhimanyu Arora from Army Public School: winners & Hero Honda Environment Ambassadors for TERRAQUIZ 2000.

TERRAQUIZ
1999

the first-ever, environment quiz series for schoolchildren was televised on Doordarshan Metro, from 14 November 1999 to 6 February 2000. Mr Arjun Raina, a Delhi-based theatre personality anchored TERRAQUIZ in its first year. The winners of this pulsating, quiz show were Rahul Madhavan and R V Ram from the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Hyderabad. The winners and the runners up were awarded study trips to the Andaman & Nicobar islands and Lakshadweep, respectively, by the President of India, during TERI's silver jubilee celebrations. The study trip was sponsored by Doordarshan.

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Rahul Madhavan & R V Ram from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad: winners of the GREEN Olympiad & TERRAQUIZ 1999.

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