Among the list of finalists for the Oxford Big Read Asia Challenge five students are from India. Oxford Big Read Asia Challenge is a reading and writing campaign for primary and secondary students.
The winners from India are B R Nimeesha (from Madurai), Ananya Sheorey, Saara Sen, Neha Chhajed and Sama S Jahagirdar (all from Nagpur), a statement from Oxford University Press said.
Among other winners, two students are from China and one from each Pakistan and Malaysia.
The prizes in the competition include an iPad, an OUP books bundle, a cash award and a certificate. Winners were selected on the national level through the participating Oxford University Press branches, and then become semi-finalists in the regional competition across Asia.
Speaking about the competition, Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran, Managing Director of OUP India, said, "We believe that early age interest in reading and writing is fundamental to ensuring better learning outcomes in young learners."
Students who participate in the competition are required to read Oxford Readers and do different age-wise activities based on the levels they belong to.