Coimbatore, Feb 15, 2016:Vidhya Niketan Public School walked away with the champions’ trophy of Exploring General Knowledge Quiz Competition, organised by The Cambridge University Press in Coimbatoreyesterday. The quiz competition, which was centred on the theme Trivia, Knowledge &Beyond, was hosted by none other than the popular and one of the most admired quiz masters, Dr.Navin Jayakumar.
More than 400 Students across 105 teams fromin and around Coimbatore district participated in the quiz competition.The winning teamVidhya Niketan Public Schoolwas represented by S. Anand, R. Harshavardhan and P. Shriman Visahan, while S.B.O.A MHSS(participants: Ashwath B, Kaarthik R and Logeshwar V.R) and Good Shepherd International School(participants: Rahul Adusumilli, Sriniketh Krishnan and V.P. Laksith) achieved the runner up trophy. The quiz was live webcasted for a virtual audience, who also had a chance to win interesting prizes for correctly answering questions from the quizmaster. The trophies and certificates for participation were given away by the organizers at the event.
Mr Ratnesh Kumar Jha, Managing Director, South Asia, Cambridge University Press said “It’s our constant endeavour to provide a platform which encourages and helps students to learn and acquire knowledge. I am overwhelmed with the support we received from the schools. I congratulate all the winnersand am thoroughly impressed with their extensive knowledge and talent.We look forward to engaging with the schools, students and the education fraternity here again in future.”
Mr Manish Doshi, Vice President Education said, “Schools in the region see Cambridge University Press as a partner to create a learning journey that is engaging and exciting for their students. Events like these are yet another step in this direction.”
The quiz covered general topics and questions includingsports, science, social sciences, politics, entertainment, arts and much more.The event was attendedby teachers, parents, quizzing enthusiasts and members of the media.