462 teams will take part in the regiona- level contest
The 13th The Hindu Young World multi-city mega quiz competition will be held at Siddhartha Auditorium in P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science at Mogalrajpuram here on Friday. The quiz competition is being organised as part of The Hindu -NIE initiative, and is one of the largest in the country.
The children studying in seventh, eighth and ninth standards of various schools from Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur, Nalgonda, Khammam, Krishna and West Godavari have already enrolled their names. As many as 462 teams will take part in the regional-level contest. Six teams for the regional final will be selected based on a preliminary round comprising of 25 to 30 questions. The winning team in regional final will qualify for the grand finale to be held at Thiruvananthapuram on November 14. Certificates will be given to all the participants, besides a lot of goodies. V.V. Ramanan is the quiz master. District Collector S.A.M. Rizvi will attend the programme as chief guest, and give away the prizes to winners.
Change in venue
The competition begins at 2 p.m. and the reporting time for the teams participating in the contest is 12.30 p.m. The regional finals will be held at 3.30 p.m. The participants will not be allowed to carry cell phones to the venue.
The venue of Quiz competitions has been shifted from the usual Fr. Devaiah Auditorium in Andhra Loyola Campus to the Siddhartha Auditorium in the Siddhartha College Campus in Moghulrajpuram. Letters about the change in venue of the quiz programme have already been dispatched to all the schools that are participating.
The national sponsors: Title sponsor for the Young World Quiz-2011 is Velammal Educational Trust. Extramarks Education Pvt. Ltd and Indian Overseas Bank are associate sponsors; Bisleri is the water sponsor, Tata Nano the car sponsor, and Real Fruit Juice the beverage sponsor. I-Ads & Events is the event manager. The other national sponsors include: Black Thunder, Gold Winner, Amway, Maggi Noodles, Wilco, Firefox Bikes, Reynolds, Funfills, Success Note Books, Cricket Caricatures, Penguin, and Vizag Steel Plant.
The regional sponsors: The Siddhartha Auditorium has sponsored the venue. The other sponsors include: Smile Fashions, BDPS, D.V. Manor, Modern Super Market, Swagruha Foods, Weather cover industrials, Emesco Books, Fab House, Mumbai Cycle Co, Sweet Magic, Tipsy Topsy, Durga Travels, Om Art Print, Denty's, Robo Club and Elegant Car Shopee.