MaRRS Spelling Bee is the largest self-motivated spelling competition in Asia for school children.
It helps students to improve their communicative skill by building an enhanced vocabulary, and
through proper usage of it. The students go through the various rounds that asses their spelling,
pronunciation and word usage skills. Being a self-motivated programme, the students learn on their
own, without being compelled to excel.
The competition begins at the School Level and then progresses to the International Level through the Inter School, State and National championship. The students should succeed in each level in order to be eligible to participate in the next level.
The competition was first started in 2003, and now over 300,000 students from more than 1000 schools participate in the competition annually. It is being conducted in 21 states across India. It is also held in Abu Dubai, Ajman, Bahrain, Dubai, Fujairah, Rasal Kaima, Sharja, Umm-Al-Quwain, Nepal and China.
The First International Championship was conducted in Mumbai on April 17th2007. Arjun B Nair from Infant Jesus School, Kerala, was the first overall champion.
The Second International Championship was conducted on 8th November 2009 at two venues, Delhi and Dubai. *Twenty students from the Dubai Centre and sixty students from the Indian Centre qualified for the final round.*Shivani Nirgudkar of Thakur Public School, Mumbai was adjudged as the best performer of the competition.
The Third International Championship was held at Nexus International School, Malaysia. Aditi.D.Joshi of Manovikas School, Goa (India), was the best performer of the year.
The Fourth International Championship was held at Al Nahda Girls' School, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi. Juzer Malbari of Christ Church School, Mumbai secured the position of Best Performer.
The Fifth International Championship was held at Nimhans Convention Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka. Rishi Anand Nambair of Greenwood High School (Karnataka)(India), was the best performer of the year.