CHENNAI: November 24th, 2022: The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare, under the leadership of eminent psychiatrist Dr. Samir Parikh, today organized the Grand Finale of Psych-ED, the largest and only Psychology Quiz in India at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. Psych-ED has a unique format which is designed to engage students and encourage them to gather greater awareness of Psychology and concepts related to It. The quiz is supported by G.D. Goenka University, who are the title sponsors, Rupa Publications and Get-A-Whey ice creams who are the associate sponsors and Project CACA – the knowledge partner for Psych-ED 2022.
900 schools from across 215 cities in India participated in the first online round of the quiz that was held on the 7th of November. Post the first round, 12 teams each entered the 6 Zonal Finals who competed for a spot in the Grand Finale. The Grand Finale saw 7 teams qualifying, who were the winners from across the 6 Zonal rounds. These included The BSS School – Kolkata, Christ Junior College – Bengaluru, Navy Children School – Mumbai, Mayoor School – Ajmer, Sagar Public School – Bhopal and Bal Bharti School, Pitampura.
The teams went through multiple rounds of nerve-racking quizzing and Navy Children School – Mumbai emerged as the Winner of Psych-ED 2022. They were closely followed by Christ Junior College – Bengaluru who were the 1st Runners Up and Mayoor School – Ajmer who were the 2nd Runners Up in the National Grand Finale.
The students from the winning team, Navy Children School – Mumbai shared their excitement and enthusiasm at having participated said, “We are super excited to have won the Psych-ED 2022! It was a fabulous journey and great learning. We truly had a lot of fun. We hope that more schools keep participating every year for the best learning experiences under the supervision of the best minds at Psych-ED!”
Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Managing Director and CEO, Fortis Healthcare, said “At Fortis, it is our endeavour to ensure that there is greater awareness and sensitization towards mental health and concerns related to it. Psych-ED has been a unique initiative by the Department of Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences, that has certainly pushed forward the vision that we share of creating awareness on mental health in the school days itself”
Dr. Samir Parikh – Director, Fortis National Mental Health Program said “Talking about and making mental health a priority for all has been a long term vision and mission at Fortis Healthcare. Psych-ED is the first step in this direction, where we are engaging with the youth and creating this unique way of building an understanding pertaining to psychology and mental health. Mental Health is a lesser discussed subject and the educational fraternity should come together to sensitize the younger minds.”