School Students win NASA,USA & Singapore Tours in Resonance’s STaRT-2012

The most awaited final result of Resonance’s Scholarship and Talent Reward Test (STaRT-2012) has got declared on 18th February, 2012. A total of 6628 students who participated in Stage-II Test of STaRT-2012 were eagerly waiting to know their luck in winning the total 3500 fabulous prizes including 11-day NASA-USA Tour and 6-Day Singapore Science Centre,Singapore Tour for top National performers as well as Laptops, Desktops, Media Players, Wrist watches for National top 500 from each class.

STaRT-2012 witnessed an instant popularity among students of class VI to XII throughout the country and more than 80000 students of various cities participated in its Stage-I Test conducted in December 2011. A total of 9399 students made their way to Stage-II and 6628 finally appeared in Stage-II Test conducted on 5th February 2012 at Test Centres in 28 cities supervised by Resonance.

The felicitation function of STaRT-2012 will be held on 26th February 2012 in Kota, Rajasthan in which National Top-25 prize winner students from each class will be honoured and rewarded.

A total of 7 National First Position Prizes consisting of 11-Day Tour of NASA-USA, A Gold Medal (10gm. Gold) & A Merit Certificate has been won by Shauryasikt Jena of class-VI from Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Himanshi Mehta of class-VII from Udaipur (Rajasthan), Divyanshu Mittal of class-VIII from Kota (Rajasthan), Shrishti Asthana of class-IX from Chandigarh, Swati Gupta of class-X from Jaipur (Rajasthan), Shudhatma Jain of class-XI from Kota (Rajasthan) & Pankaj Goyal of class-XII from Agra (Uttar Pradesh).

A total of 7 National Second Position Prizes consisting of 6-Day Tour of Singapore, A Silver Medal (5 gm. Gold) & A Merit Certificate has been won by Parth Anil Shimpi of class-VI from Nasik (Maharashtra), Lakshay Sharma of class-VII from Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Puranjan Dev of class-VIII from Khurda (Orissa), Sheshansh Agarwal of class-IX from Jaipur (Rajasthan), Parth Sharma of class-X from Kota (Rajasthan), Yash Gupta of class-XI from Udaipur (Rajasthan) & Jain Shubham Anil Kumar of class-XII from Thane (Maharashtra).

A total of 7 National Third Position Prizes consisting of Branded Laptop of worth Rs. 50000/-, A Bronze Medal (2 gm. Gold) & A Merit Certificate has been won by Chinmay SI of class-VI from Bengaluru (Karnataka), Disha Rawal of class-VII from Gurgaon (Haryana), Suraj Dash of class-VIII from Khurda (Orissa), Bhavya Choudhary of class-IX from Kota (Rajasthan), Diksha Agarwal of class-X from Kota (Rajasthan), Palak Jain of class-XI from Udaipur (Rajasthan), Twinkle Parekh of class-XII from Ajmer (Rajasthan).

Apart from the above prizes, other main prizes that have been won are a total of 49 National Fourth to Tenth Position Prizes consisting of Branded Desktop of worth Rs. 25000/- & A Merit Certificate; a total of 105 National Eleventh to Twenty Fifth Position Prizes consisting of Branded Media Player of worth Rs. 5000/- & A Merit Certificate; a total of 525 National Twenty Sixth to Hundredth Position Prizes consisting of Branded Sports Watch of worth Rs. 500/- & A Merit Certificate. In total 3500 prizes have been won of worth Rs. 50 Lacs plus.

According to Manoj Sharma, Vice President (Operations & Business Development), Resonance, STaRT-2012 was launched simply as a National Level Test to discover & reward Talent through a genuine assessment of aptitude & subject knowledge with national benchmarking. However the combination of Resonance’s reputation in academics and fantastic prizes made STaRT-2012 very popular among students and very high enthusiasm was seen in them as well as their schools.

According to R.K. Verma, Managing Director, Resonance, the only focus behind conducting STaRT-2012 was on contributing to students’ competitive abilities in academics by the way of giving them experience of competition on larger platform, uncompromisingly conducting and evaluating Tests and delivering values with total commitment. He also says that it will be heartening to see young talented students going on NASA, USA and Singapore Science Centre, Singapore tours and also winning other prizes based on their talent.