Vidya Mandir goes to the Young World quiz Finals

If October 17 was a D Day for the politicians as it was the local elections day in Tamil Nadu, it was also a great day for the 700 plus students who were part of The Hindu Young World Quiz.
Young World Quiz 2011

After the preliminary round, the board came alive with square maze, which had a picture of a celebrity hidden behind it.

The top 6 teams had to do the quizzing simultaneously guessing the personality behind the maze.

While none of the teams knew ‘Jack and Jill’, the popular nursery rhyme in full, ending with ‘vinegar and brown paper’, they did know the person behind the square. All six teams got it right as Novak Djokovic at various points with one more round to go. They also knew Chomolungma, the Tibetan name for the Himalayas!

The six teams that made to the regional finals were the teams from Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Kola Perumal Chetty school, Sethu Bhaskara Matric Hr. Sec. School, Vidya Mandir, all from Chennai and two schools Ida Scudder and Srishti both from Vellore.

The team from Kola Perumal put up a great competition with Vidya Mandir while new entrants to the quizzing circuits in Chennai, the team from Sethu Bhaskara bravely attempted the buzzers too.

The team of Pranav Ananth and Vrshank Subramanian both from class 9, Vidya Mandir school emerged as the regional winners while the enthusiastic team of Tinu Hareeshwar and Kiran Bharadwaj became the runners up at close margin.

The team Aditya Padmanabhan and M. Sri Vatsan from Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram came third.
Vidya mandir, the regional winners will represent Chennai in the all-India finals, scheduled to be held in
Thiruvananthapuram on Nov. 14, 2011.


It was a different experience for me…
It was a new experience for me to go to the quiz alone with my friends to Teynampet. The quiz started at 11.30 a.m. and we had to reach there before 10 a.m. Over 700 teams (nearly 1500 students) from different schools came to participate. There were nearly 40 sponsors for the quiz and the hall was very big to accommodate all of the students.
There were two rounds for the quiz. The first round was a written one and only 6 teams could be selected out of 700 plus teams.
The second round was conducted after the lunch. The lunch was provided by Marrybrown and Sree Krishna Sweets. The second round was like a rapid fire round.
The winning team could shake hands with the famous music director Devi Sri Prasad.
We were not selected for the finals but to participate in these events was a proud occasion for us and our school.

Ramsudharsan.M, Kendriya Vidyalaya D.G.Q.A, Chennai

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