The regional round of Celebration — the Business Line corporate quiz — will be held in Chennai on Sunday. The quiz, which will be held in six cities including Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai besides Chennai, is expected to be bigger and better as last year’s edition of the quiz was held only in three cities. Corporation Bank is the title sponsor and NCDEX, Steel Authority of India Limited, and Akshaya Homes are the associate sponsors.
Well-known quiz master Giri Balasubramanian of Pickbrains will conduct the on-ground event. Those who qualify in the online quiz will progress to the on-ground regional prelims. These prelims are written tests being held at all the six regional centres. The top six teams from each regional prelims will participate in the regional finals on the same day and the winner will progress to the national finals to be held in Mumbai.
34 teams have qualified for the ‘on-ground’ regional prelims in Chennai. The online quiz for other centres will be completed by Saturday and the results announced by Monday. More than 450 teams have registered for the first round of online quiz. Each team consist of two participants.
According to the organisers, the quiz has seen active participation from management institutes, engineering colleges, Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management. Top corporate houses such as TCS, Hexaware, Microsoft, Congnizant Technologies, Accenture, Bhilai Steel Plant, SAIL, State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, State Bank of Hyderabad, HSBC, HDFC Bank, BPCL, IOC, HPCL, Capgemini and Deloitte have sent their representatives.
Exciting prizes are in store for the audience too. Those keen on participating in the audience quiz are required to enrol through the website www.blquiz.com or can call Rajesh Shankar on 9841013178. The gift sponsors for the national event are Raymond Weil watches, Apptabs and Lawrance & Mayo.