From the office of CBCI for education & culture

Respected Regional / Diocesan/ Congregational Education Directors, Principals / Managers,

Greetings from CBCI Education MasterMinds!

I am writing this message to acknowledge your commendable support and cooperation in making ‘CBCI Education MasterMinds’ A Grand National Level Quiz Programme ‘Season 1’, a grand success, and to express our deep sentiments of gratitude. The CBCI and its Office for Education and Culture, has taken this initiative for the first time to bring awareness within its institutions of belonging to the largest network of education in the world namely Catholic education. This would not have been possible without your wholehearted support and cooperation. The blessings of the Almighty and your continued help and generous support made this mega event a grand success with the National Finale, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Kindly accept our sincere sentiments of gratitude.

The National Finale was held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, New Delhi, at the Diocesan Community Centre. There were all together twenty eight teams from all fourteen regions. St. Xavier's School, Purulia, West Bengal, in the Senior Category and St. George’s High School, Greater Mumbai, in the Junior Category, won the Finale and these teams are departing for Singapore Excursion Tour with their Principals.

“CBCI Education MasterMinds” National Quiz was launched at an in-house inaugural function at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India Centre in New Delhi on 20th September 2018 and in the subsequent months it was launched at the various National and Regional level meetings and meetings of Educational Associations affiliated to the CBCI Education Office, in the various regions of the country. We thank our Regional / Provincial & Diocesan Education Commissions, Diocesan and Congregational Catholic Schools PAN India for appreciating this new initiative taken by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India and its Education Office.

The Executive partner of the quiz; Franciscan Solutions Pvt. Ltd. under the direct supervision of the CBCI Office for Education and Culture, has left no stone unturned in executing this Quiz in all the 174 Dioceses of the 14 Regions, and the well known Quiz Master of professional repute and excellence namely Mr. Adittya Nath Mubayi and his company Quizcraft Global Knowledge Solutions, conducted the quiz in the best way possible and it was much appreciated. The quiz was conducted at three levels: School Level, Regional Level and National Level.

CBCI and its Education Office extend special thanks to all the Students who have participated in the quiz competition. We extend sincere thanks to the Parents, Principals and Teachers, for their cooperation and prayers in making this new venture a great success in spite of the delayed start of the 1st Season of the quiz.

We look forward and wish your same support and cooperation for the upcoming CEMM Season 2. The 'CBCI Education MasterMinds' Season 2 has already been launched on July 30, 2019, by His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias at the Archbishop's House, in Mumbai. The Season 2 of CEMM will commence shortly and will finish by the end of November 2019 so as to make it much more convenient for all institutions to participate. You will soon get all correspondence regarding the same and we once again solicit your whole hearted cooperation.

Thanking you and wishing you God’s blessings

+Thomas D'Souza

Archbishop of Calcutta and Chairperson,

CBCI Office for Education and Culture, New Delhi

Fr. joseph manipadam SDB

National Secretary,

CBCI Office for Education and Culture, New Delhi