India: Five winners of ‘Aviva Young Scholar Hunt’ to fly to UK next week

26 Sep 2011

Aviva Life Insurance, today, announced the names of five lucky winners of its nationwide contest "Aviva Young Scholar Hunt", who will fly with their parents to UK next week to visit the prestigious Oxford University.

The winners have also won an opportunity to meet Sachin Tendulkar as a part of the gratification. The five winners, in the age group of nine to 13 years, (details given below) were selected from amongst 90,000 entries from across the country, by an eminent jury from the field of media and advertising. In addition to this grand prize, 20 other winners have been awarded Aviva Scholarships while another 4,000 children will receive Sachin branded merchandise.

Name of the child



Mahima Nilesh Solanki



Kewal Nilesh Gala



Sarvesh Mehtani



Saloni Parag Hajare



Aishwarya Rajay Kumar



Gaurav Rajput, director marketing, Aviva India, said: “At Aviva, we believe that 'Education is Insurance' for a better future and therefore launch initiatives that are focused on helping children realize their dreams, whether through insurance products, Aviva Street to School initiative or scholarships for bright young minds. Launch of Aviva Young Scholar Hunt was a step in the same direction, and I am pleased that it received a phenomenal response from children as well as parents. I wish all the winners and participants good luck for their future aspirations.”

The Aviva Young Scholar Hunt, which was launched in June in association with POGO TV, received thousands of entries from children in the age group of eight to 14 years in the initial few weeks itself. Children across the country logged on to or to participate in the contest by answering some questions based on an experiment conducted by Prateek, the host of the popular FAQs show on Pogo, and write a slogan. The on-ground activation programme for the contest, launched in 120 schools across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai, also generated a good response.