G. PRASAD

A thoroughly entertaining quiz saw students from Srirangam emerge winners.

"Adipom solli naanga Tiruchiyoda gilli", "The incredibles", "We give headache even to aspirin" were some of the team names at The Hindu Young World Quiz 2006 conducted at Hotel Sangam, last weekend.A total of 250 teams participated in the preliminary rounds and they were questioned on a wide range of topics including mathematics, history, cinema, biology, physics, chemistry and literature. The six teams, which made it to the finals, were The Higher Secondary School for Boys, Srirangam, Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Vidyalaya, Tiruchi, Rock Fort Matric H.S. School, Tiruchi, Holy Cross Matric H.S. School, Salem, Maharishi Vidya Mandir H.S. School, Thanjavur, and Bala Bharathi Matric H.S. School, Salem. Of these, three were from Tiruchi.After topping some brain-teasing rounds - Reliance Hello's Headline, Britannia Tiger's Topsy Turvy, The State Bank of Travancore's Jumbled Jackpot, Reynold's Spectrum, Jamaai Ice cream's Mera Bharat Mahan, Eveready's Recharge India - the team from The Higher Secondary School for Boys, Srirangam, represented by M. Thiruvenkatam and S. Srinath, emerged winners.

Exciting finish

"We enjoyed every bit of the quiz. Actually we were a bit excited towards the end, but we kept our cool," the duo said.C. Sridhar and R. Gowtham of Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Vidyalaya finished runners-up, while S. Arvind and K. Selva Kumar of Rock Fort Matric H.S. School secured the third place.The Vivekananda Matriculation School, Dalmiapuram, was declared the best outstation team. The best team name was "Kalam's Dreamers", a team from S.F.S. Matric H.S. School, Pudukottai.The Dean (Planning and Development) SASTRA University, S. Vaidhyasubramaniam, gave away the prizes.The title sponsor was Eveready and the associate sponsor, Jamaai Ice Cream. The national sponsors of the quiz were Encyclopaedia Britannica, Reliance Hello, HP Invent Printers, Garden City College, Reynolds, Vizag Steel, Cycle Brand Agarbathis, Britannia Tiger Biscuits, Penguin books and State Bank of Travancore. The regional sponsors were ARC Packaged Water Aqua Puraa, Mangal and Mangal, Eagle Controls, Hotel Sangam, Elite Enterprises, Veega Land and Roshan Bag. The TV sponsor is SS Music and the official drink is Maaza. The event managers were the QUIZwalahs. The event will be telecast in SS Music on November 30 at 7 pm, and again on December 1 at 11:30 am.