Challenges for young minds

Challenges for young minds

The ‘54th Annual Ramnarayan Chellaram Shield RotoQuiz’ was held at the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Lavelle Road recently. With interesting and intriguing questions spread into a format which consisted of three rounds, including questions for the audience, the quiz was a refreshing experience.

This quiz, which is held every year, saw four teams in the finals — National Law School of India University, RV College of Engineering, BNM Institute of Technology and St Joseph’s College of  Commerce (Autonomous).

The first round of the quiz was ‘Potpourri’, where a mix of questions like ‘What does ‘Al-Qaeda’ mean?’, ‘Which animal has the most similar set of fingerprints to human
beings?’ were asked, which helped pep up the participants. The second round ‘Connection’ included different images projected on one screen. It had one thread connecting the images, which was the answer to the question. The last and most challenging round was ‘The Last Picture Show’, which had only a part of a face showing and the participants had to guess the person.

The audience was very excited and appreciated the participants with applause, and the quizmaster made sure that the participants never crossed the time set by the buzzer.
About the quiz, president Rotarian Purnimaa Ranganath, said, “We’re very proud to host this quiz every year. As I’m told, it is one of the longest running quizzes. Although there are many quizzes nowadays, when this quiz was started, there were not many events held for the youth and it stands apart because of the same.” Rotarian Suri Menon, the quiz master, said that he was happy to have hosted the quiz for the fifth consecutive year. About the competition he saw this year, he said, “The scores were a bit low compared to last year, but the reason could be that the quiz was more challenging.”The team comprising Jeydev CS and Abhishek from NLSIU won the first prize.

An elated Jeydev said, “It’s an honour for us to have won it. Most quizzes are unique, but this one has professionalism and seriousness to it, compared to others.” The team from St Joseph’s College of Commerce (Autonomous), won the second place. BNMIT bagged the third place.

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