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    There were prizes for members of the audience too. | Photo Credit: K_MURALI_KUMAR

    There were prizes for members of the audience too. | Photo Credit: K_MURALI_KUMAR

    18th edition of The Hindu Young World Quiz sees huge participation from schools across the city

    The regional finals of the multi-city event The Hindu Young World Quiz was held at Chowdiah Memorial Hall on Wednesday. This year’s event, presented by State Bank of India and powered by Eveready Industries India Ltd., saw huge participation of teams from schools across the city. The competition, which is an integral part of The Hindu in School (THiS) initiative, was open for students in two categories — Juniors (from classes 4 to 6) and Seniors (from classes 7 to 9).

    Juniors

    The team from Presidency School, Nandini Layout, led from the front and aced the competition in the Junior category. Aditya Sharath and Kushagra Agarwal, both class 6 students, won the competition with 120 points. “We never expected to make it to the final round. Last year, I had failed to qualify. But, this year we are the winners. We are extremely happy,” said Aditya. Kushagra said that they spend a lot of time in the library to gather information. “Winning at such events gives us a lot of confidence,” he said. They received trophies and certificates from The Hindu, goodies and a bicycle each from sponsors.

    Aryan. A and Sahil. G. from Vidyashilp Academy, Yelahanka took the runners-up position with 70 points. Meenakshi S. V. and V. Varsha from Sishu Griha Montessori and High School, New Thippasandra were the second runners-up.

    They were followed by teams from Alpine Public School, Kanakapura Road; Presidency School, Nandini Layout; and Freedom International School, HSR Layout. They received trophies and certificates from The Hindu and goodies from sponsors.

    Seniors

    The team from National Public School (NPS), Indiranagar, emerged victorious in the Senior category. Class 8 students Vishnu Sampathkumar and Dhyan Vyas built the lead from the beginning and scored 141 points. Vishnu and Dhyan have won at previous editions of the event.

    “It feels really good. I am winning this event for the third time. I have won twice in the Junior category. We are active participants in our school’s quiz club activities. We also participate in quiz-related workshops,” said Vishnu, who aspires to a career in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

    “You need to know how to analyse questions quickly. There will always be clues in the questions,” said Dhyan, who plans to do develop video games.

    They received trophies and certificates from The Hindu, goodies and a bicycle each from sponsors.

    Ananya Patil and Merin Scaria from Presidency School, R.T. Nagar took the runners-up position with 96 points. Sampreet and Sahana, also from Presidency School, R.T. Nagar, were the second runners-up.

    They were followed by teams from NPS, Koramangala; Sri Vidya Kendra The Smart School, Machohalli; and National Hill View Public School, Rajarajeshwarinagar.

    They received trophies and certificates from The Hindu and goodies from sponsors.

    Prize distribution

    Farooque Shahab, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Local Head Office, Bangalore Circle, was the chief guest at the valedictory function. He said that quiz is a mind sport and helps develop self-learning among children. Such events give opportunities to children to put their acquired knowledge to test, Mr. Shahab said. He and Devika Khare, Area Manager (Marketing), Eveready Industries India Ltd., presented prizes to winners.

    Sri Aurobindo Vidya Mandir (SAVM), Mahalakshmipuram, was presented a special prize for sending maximum teams to the event. In all, 200 teams participated in the Junior category and 263 teams in the Senior category.

    Quizmaster V. V. Ramanan hosted the show. Fantom Bikes is the National Gift Partner of the event. Arrow Publications is the Knowledge Partner. Naturo was the Gift Partner while Bejois was the Beverage Partner.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Bengaluru / Sudhindr A.B. / January 10th, 2018

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