Ambuja Rani and Subash Singh from Ryan International School and Varun.J and Rohan Jacob from Sri Kumaran's Children's Home (CBSE) beat other teams to claim the first prize. Students that successfully completed an online test were eligible for the NSSQ. Apart from Bengaluru, the NSSQ is being held in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Dehradun and Chandigarh.
The NSSQ is part of the National Safety Science Campaign (NSSC). Besides the quiz, NSSC comprises an online poster contest for school students of classes four to seven on safety themes and a film contest for students in the age groups of 16 to 25 years old about safety initiatives undertaken by them or others in their community. Activities at a local level to further safety science knowledge and awareness, such as train-the-trainer program for teachers and Safety Clubs for students, are part of the NSSC.
The NSSC was conceived as an aftermath of many accidents in different parts of the country that were avoidable with timely interventions. There is an imminent need to create substantial change in the area of public safety by increasing awareness in India. As children are the future, it is important to begin the conversation with them. This campaign is a significant step in that direction.