Riveting finale awaits Prajavani quiz contest

Riveting finale awaits Prajavani quiz contest

Teams from high schools across the State give their best shot in preliminary rounds

Riveting finale awaits Prajavani quiz contest

Equipped with facts at their fingertips, the #stage was set for a tough contest among high school students, at the Prajavani Quiz Champions contest here on Saturday.

Two teams from the City, one each from Sri Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan School and National Public School, Rajajinagar, made it to the semi-finals after they managed to leave four other teams behind in the Prajavani Quiz Champions Competition.

The competition, sponsored by Deeksha Network, was organised at the Kuvempu Kalakshetra. Six teams had to battle their way to the semi-finals. It was a competition of equals where each of the participants gave their best to make it to the top.

Right from the beginning, it was evident that the two teams in the finals posed a tough competition to the others. The event drew so much crowd that even the balcony of the auditorium was full.
 
While P Yashas and S Sujith from Sri Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan School qualified with 55 marks, Meher Prabhu and Yashas from National Public School, Rajajinagar, were close behind at 45.

By the end of round two, the scores of participants from Jnanakshi and NPS were level at 30. However, in the rounds that followed, Jnanakshi managed to get an upper hand. Cash prizes and medals were distributed to the qualifiers of the round, post the event.

Prasiddhi School stood third. The other participants were, as a token of appreciation, given consolation prizes.

Among the other schools that took part in the competition on Saturday are Prasiddhi School, Vasavi Education Trust School, National Hill View Public School and Vidyaniketan School.

As many as 1,400 students from 220 high schools participated in the event in the preliminary rounds. Students from Bengaluru Rural, Ramanagara, Tumakuru, Kolar and Chikkaballapur took part. About 700 teams participated in the first phase of the competition with two students in each team.

Semi-finals and finals of the event would be held on January 16. Participants from various zones in the State would battle it out to grab the Prajavani Quiz Champions tag. Noted actor Ramesh Arvind will anchor the finale of the quiz competition.

Dr G Sridhar, founder, Deeksha Foundation, Dr Sharan Patil, founder, Sparsha Hospitals, television actress Nirmala Chinnappa were the guests at the event.
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