The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest
is an Indian
quiz contest that began on April 12, 1972. Sponsored by Cadbury India
, it is one of India's most famous quiz contests. Originally held live in cities across the country, it later became a radio show and then, in June 1992, a television show on Zee TV
. Later, the show was shifted to another television channel, Sony Entertainment Television
. The show is hosted by Derek O'Brien
. The original quizmaster on the radio show was Hamid Sayani
, a prominent Indian broadcast personality. After the first four years, Hamid died and the show was taken over by his brother Ameen Sayani
According to the show's organizers, they are looking for children with proven talents who have been rewarded by their school. The children who take part must be able to present themselves clearly in Hindi
. Also, participants should be able to balance their academics with their extracurricular activities. Each team consists of students from a given school.
The Bournvita Confidence Champion was organised in 2006 and the winner was Palak Muchhal
(a singer) from Queens, Indore
.The winner of Confidence Championship 2007 was a boy from Ajmer who won a trip to Europe while the runner up was Ritam from Kolkata.