DHiE quiz competition sees a battle of brainy beasts

Winners of Senior division inter school quiz computation organised by Deccan Herald in Education (DHiE) at Bal Bhavan in Bengaluru on Thursday. Standing (from left) Shardul Parthasarathy and Hithysh L Kamth of Delhi Public School, Bengaluru South (First p

It was a battle of brainy little beasts at the inter-school quiz competition organised by Deccan Herald in Education (DHiE) in association with TTK Prestige Limited at Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park, on Thursday. 

Out of 300 students who took part in the quiz, eight teams of two members each came on stage to present their wits.

In the juniors’ category, two teams were tied for the first place while four teams were tied for the second and two for the third. Quizmaster Prof Arul Mani had a tough task breaking the ties.

Finally, Pranava P and Thanmayee V Bhat, of Mahila Mandali Vidya Samsthe, emerged the champions. Kruthiknandan R and Hanish S Adhi, of Carmel High School, came second while Dhruva J and Abhignya B S, of Mahila Seva Samaj, came third.

Akshay Nagaraj and Suhas M S got the consolation prize. 

In the seniors’ category, Shardul Parthasarathy and Hithysh L Kanth, of Delhi Public School, Bangalore South, emerged victorious while Samuel A and Sarang V S, of Maxwell Public School, came second.

Nihal Pinto and Pranay Johri, of National Public School, Koramangala, secured the third place while the consolation prize went to Arjun Ravisankar and Sudharsan S, of St Thomas Public School. 

“The pleasure in doing the DHiE Quiz is that it brings together a varied mix of schools in Bengaluru.

There might be schools that you have never heard of while there are some schools that are coming up with new concepts.

It’s a nice heterogeneous mix of schools across the city. So, it is fun,” beamed Prof Mani, who teaches English at St Joseph’s College. 

He continued: “I think the fear of quizzing actually comes from a larger and general fear of exams where there is a fear of failure or performing badly or being taken to task. I think the good thing about quizzing, especially for people in school and college, is that it teaches you to relax and not to worry too much.” 

Prof Mani further said: “You can’t get 90% in a quiz. You can’t get 100/100 in a quiz.

“The maximum score would be what you get a very poor exam score. Technical people need not worry too much about the numbers because even the worst scorer can perform well in it.”

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