Students from 80 schools take part in IT quiz
HYDERABAD: “We have learnt a lot about Information Technology from these kids. They are far superior than we were at that age,” a statement of significance from a TCS official V. Rajanna, who started TCS’ China operations and is General Manager of TCS and Head of its Hyderabad operations.
The statement also amply summed up the way city school kids outperformed each other in the Tata Consultancy Services IT Wiz 2007 quiz contest held at Hari Hara Kala Bhavan on Saturday. Enamoured by their showing, even the quizmaster, Giri Balasubramaniam, conceded that the future of IT in our State is in safe hands.
Over 1,000 school kids drawn from 80 city schools locked horns over complicated queries related to IT, which even the grown ups would have tough time answering. The auditorium was jam packed and boomed with the generous applause from one and all.
In the final leg, six schools including BVB, Jubilee Hills, Little Flower High School, Uppal, Army School, D.A.V. Public School, Chirec and Hyderabad Public Schools made it to the finals. Class 10th students Krishnan Unni and Neil Das from BVB, Jubilee Hills walked away with the coveted first prize and laptops too.
Aravind and Rohit Reddy from Little Flower High School, Uppal came second to pick up the runners-up trophy and ipod nanos and Apoorva Tyagi from Chirec Public School, won a special prize of dinner for two at Taj group of hotels for being the lone girl to make to the final round.
Complicated questions, which can only be solved by employing the technique of Lateral Thinking, were solved with ease. Those which were left unsolved, the students sitting in the auditorium lapped it up instantly and won special prizes meant only for audience. Students from the six teams, which made it to the final round also won back packs, multipurpose headphones, mouse-pads with USB, travel CD pouches, coffee table books, T-shirts from TCS and Fastrack watches from Titan.