Kautilya Vidyalaya emerges zonal champion in PV Quiz

Kautilya Vidyalaya emerges zonal champion in PV Quiz

Champions: Participants of the zonal finals of Prajavani Quiz Championship, along with VC of University of Mysore G Hemantha Kumar, in Mysuru on Tuesday. dh photo

The students of Kautilya Vidyalaya emerged zonal champions in the Prajavani Quiz Championship, held at Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar auditorium of Senate Bhavan in Manasagangothri in the city on Tuesday. Students of Maharshi Public School, followed them by a narrow margin of eight points.

The students of Kautilya Vidyalaya, Kaushik S Nandan and Sachit C Shetty, studying in 10th standard, scored 108 points and gained entry to the state finals of Prajavani Quiz Championship, scheduled to be held at Bengaluru on January 24.

The second prize was won by Shashank and Balaji of Maharshi Public School, who scored 100 points. Ankith Anish and Sudhanva Kashyap of Excel Public School, with 65 points, secured the third prize. The other teams in order are Sathvik and Dhyan from Sadvidya School; Aprameya and Kishen from Sadvidya School; and Uday and Yogesh from St Joseph’s School. The winners got cash prizes of Rs 6,000, Rs 4,000 and Rs 2,000 respectively, along with medals, trophies and certificates.

Brave bandh

Despite the Bharat bandh call, given by various organisations, the quiz championship received good response and the auditorium was almost full. More than 150 teams of two students each took part in the preliminary written quiz. Each school was allowed to send a maximum of three teams. Teachers, school staff and also parents accompanied the students.

The students had 20 questions, including five starred ones, to answer, in the preliminary written quiz. The highest score was 14 points, scored by five teams.

The sixth team, which had scored 13 points, was selected in a tie-breaker, based on the score in the starred questions section. A team of Excel Public School defended the tie-breaker.

The quiz master was Meghavi Manjunath. Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore G Hemantha Kumar distributed the prizes to winners. Assistant general manager for circulation R Jaganath Jois, Prajavani Mysuru bureau chief K J Mariyappa, Deccan Herald principal correspondent T R Sathish Kumar and circulation manager H C Lakshmikantha were present.

The fifth edition of the Prajavani Quiz Championship began in the city on Tuesday. It will be held in nine more cities across the state, up to January 24. The competition will be held on Wednesday at Hassan. All zonal winners will take part in the state finals.

Students from Mysuru, Mandya, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar districts participated in the quiz in Mysuru. The publishers of Deccan Herald, Prajavani, Sudha and Mayura, The Printers (Mysore) Limited (TPML), have organised the quiz competition for children of Class 5 to Class 10. It is being held in association with Deeksha group of institutions.

While the first prize in the finals is Rs 50,000, the second, third, fourth and fifth prizes respectively are Rs 30,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 6,000 and Rs 4,000.