Port Blair, Oct. 26: The First Rotary SPELL BEE 2012 was organized by Rotary Club of Port Blair at TSG Emerald View on 25th October 2012. As many as 24 Students of Class XI and XII grade from 8 Schools participated in which Asma Fatima of Carmel SSS emerged the Top Spell Bee to bag the Cash Prize of Rs 3000/- followed by S Jessy also from Carmel SSS bagging 2nd Place and Rs 2000/- prize money and Ranjay Jha of KV II coming third to win Rs 1000/-.Certificates of Appreciation were also handed over to the Top Ten finalists.

The Chief Guest Shri Rakesh Bali, Secretary PBMC in his address on the occasion lauded the efforts of Rotary Club of Port Blair in organizing such event and congratulated the Students for their great performance in being able to spell out some very difficult words like ONOMATOPOEIA, CAMARADERIE, QUINTESSENTIAL, AILUROPHILE, SMITHEREENS and twisters like RENAISSANCE, OSTENTATIOUS, MNEMONIC. His active interest was visible in his browsing the Dictionary while witnessing the last three rounds of the Contest.

The Spell Bee was conducted by PP Rotarian Abhijit Agarwal with active support of Rtn Girish Arora, President Rotary Club of Port Blair with PP Rtn Dinakaran Guruswamy, PE Rtn Kaushik Banerjee, IPP Rtn Zakir Jadwet, Rtn Dr Dinesh and Rtn Ahmed Badat.