About CCCC 6.0 2018 Final

Pune school lifts crossword trophy, Delhi school in 2nd place

Omkar Joshi and Arghish Akolkar of DAV Public School, Pune, on Wednesday lifted the National Crossword Champion trophy at the end of the three-day Grand Finale of the national level inter-school CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest 2018. The event was held at Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Auditorium, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Delhi Cantt, Delhi. The Mother’s International, Delhi team of Arush Utkarsh and Harshul Sagar was the runner-up who were followed by Rishabh S Vishwamithra and Aniket Bhat of St. Joseph's Central School of Mysore at the third place. The Grand Finale was the culmination of the process which began with the launch of the annual event at the same venue by Bihar Governor, now in charge of J&K, Shri Satyapal Malik and MoS Power (Independent charge) Shri Raj Kumar Singh, on July 10, 2018. The launch was followed by preliminary rounds in 41 cities across India till September first week. The city rounds involved school teams of two students each taking an hour-long written test. The winning teams from these city rounds qualified for the Grand Finale. The annual contest is conducted by Extra-C, a Patna-based civil society initiative. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and Doordarshan are the event partners.

A not-for-profit-organisation, Extra-C came into existence on June 26, 2013 and since then has become a byword for quality in terms of providing a platform for quality extra-curricular pursuits. As its focus area, Extra-C’s mission is to promote crosswords among the youth and the adult alike.