Spices Board organising Hindi cryptic crossword contest for schoolchildren

The Spices Board,CHENNAI: The Spices Board, headquartered in Kochi, is organising a Hindi cryptic crossword contest for high school students in all non-Hindi speaking states.

Registration is now open for the regional level competitions which will be held between 11am and 11.30am on January 29.

Classes 8, 9 and 10 students studying at all schools, including those which are affiliated to state boards, CBSE and ICSE, can participate in the contest, says a release from the Spices Board.

The first and second prize winners of the regional level competitions will be eligible to participate in the second round of completion held at the national level. The winners of the regional level competitions will receive a cash prize of Rs 10,000 (first prize) and Rs 5,000 (second prize).

“Each school can nominate a team consisting of two members for the contest and submit the nomination with details of the participating members (name, standard, name and address of the school and contact person with phone/fax, e-mail ID).

“The mother tongue of the participants should not be Hindi or its dialects, and this should be endorsed by the school authority in the nomination form itself,” it said.

The last date of receipt of nomination is January 20. The nomination can be sent either as a hard copy to ‘The Deputy. Director, Spice Development Agency of Tamil Nadu, Head Quartered At Erode, No, 6/27, 2nd Street, Gandhi Nagar Colony, Erode-638 009, Tamil Nadu or emailed to rosberode@gmail.com.