Classmate Spellbee organised by Times of India, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, completed its 8th edition with Ananya Upadhya of Sri Kumaran Children’s Home (CBSE), Bengaluru winning the National Championship of Rs 2,00,000 and the opportunity to witness the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee 2016 with a parent in Washington DC, USA. The finale was aired on Discovery channel with Soha Ali Khan as the host on May 22, 2016. The competition is open to students from Class 5 -9. On this edition 800 schools with 2,75,000 students took part.