November 1, 2015
The second edition of the Sundari Shankar Memorial Quiz was successfully organized by the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Metropolis and Coimbatore Quiz Circle in Coimbatore. This year around 460 teams from various schools in the city registered for the preliminary round of this quiz. Each team had two members. The best eight teams were allowed to represent their schools in the grand finale.
The final round of this inter-school quiz contest was organized at Sarojini Nataraj Auditorium, Kikani Higher Secondary School. The Shankar family was present in full attendance throughout the event. Well-known actor and Bharatnatyam exponent Dr. Swarnamalya Ganesh was the special invitee.
“Only when you attend a quiz programme or participate in a quiz event, can you turn off your phone and stay away from Google. It is nice to put your brain to test once in a while and check how knowledgeable you actually are. In my opinion these kids are brilliant. They are well-read kids and it was a wonderful experience being an audience of the grand finale of this premium inter-school quiz contest,” Dr Swarnamalya said.
Dr. Swarnamalya turned quizmaster as she joined the host Sheilendra Bhansali from CQC to host the final round of the contest. This quiz contest had five rounds in all. The second round was about the countries Narendra Modi has visited as Prime Minister. The questions in this round were a mix of audio-visual and text questions that flashed on the huge monitor that occupied the centre stage.
The transition from one round to another was fast and no time was lost in between. Questions in all the rounds ranged from easy to difficult and some of the questions proved to be really tough. None of the teams got the name the Indian community that is working towards saving the blackbuck.
After the five rounds, it was the team from GKD Matriculation Higher Secondary School who emerged as winners. They won the quiz hands down, with 85 points. In the tie-breaker between Vidya Niketan School and PSB Millennium School, the former emerged as winners