Host team, three others make it to finals
Over 50 teams from 12 schools participate Hosts Visakha Valley also put up an exhibition
VISAKHAPATNAM: History leapt out of structures, images and words as students adeptly displayed their knowledge and awareness about the country's rich cultural heritage.
More than 50 teams from 12 schools participated in the INTACH annual school heritage quiz held at Visakha Valley School here on Thursday.
After the preliminary rounds, four teams from Satya Sai Vidya Vihar, Navy Children's School, Belmont School and the host team made it to the finals.
The rapid questions put forth by quizmasters Rani Sharma and Indrani Jagga Row, members of INTACH, had the teams thinking on their feet.
The first round dealt with the heritage structures of Visakhapatnam city while the second round tested the students on their knowledge of the cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh and the third round consisted of questions about the heritage sites of the whole of South India.
An exhibition by the host teams depicted many interesting facts and figures about the heritage of the region and the country.
Srikant, a student of Class VIII, showcased the simplicity of traditional village life through a model made of mud. Bharati and Cini made an interesting model of the ancient Buddhist site of Thotlakonda while B. Subaranjana of Class IX used all kinds of vegetables to prepare a model of the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park.
Historical charts tracing the cultural diversity of India and coins belonging to the times of the East India Company formed part of the exhibition.