Spirited fight at the Kozhikode regional round of The Hindu Young World Quiz
Kozhikode: Joel Oommen and Sachin R. Das of Auxillium Navajyothi Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode, rallied from behind in an inspiring fashion to emerge winners in the Kozhikode regional round of the ninth edition of The Hindu Young World Quiz at the Tagore Centenary Hall here on Monday.
Hadi Nishad and M. Aravind of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chevayur, became first runner-up. Mithun P. Devasia and Mohd Ameen Mammootty, who represented Silver Hills Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode, bagged the third spot.
The contest saw some spirited fight among the participants towards the end with the defending champions coming from behind to lift the winner’s trophy.
At the end, it was a convincing victory for the winners who scored 73 points, eight more than the first runner-up.
Rohan Jacob and Clint S. James of Devagiri CMI Public School, Kozhikode; K. Rithwik and T.S. Pranav of Silver Hills school; and K.T. Vinayak and G. Krishnan of Chinmaya Vidyalaya English Medium School, Kozhikode; were the other three sides which got into the final round.
‘Chandrayan’ of M.V. Athul and Ahin Shylesh of M.E.S. Raja Residential School, Pavangad, was adjudged the best team name of the contest. Mohith Murali and P. Arun of M.E.T.E. MHSS, Mannarkad, emerged the best outstation team. Rohit Sunil and N. Nidhin of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ottapalam, was adjudged the second best outstation team.
Champions Joel and Sachin were also the winners of the snakes and ladders round and ‘Amaze Winner’ of the competition.
M.T. Vasudevan Nair, litterateur and Jnanpith winner, was the chief guest and gave away the prizes. Speaking on the occasion, M.T. said there would be no losers in a game which had pursuit of knowledge as its central theme. “Some might be a few centimetres away from success, but all of you are winners,” said M.T.
Extramarks.com was the title sponsors. DC Books Mango, Vizag Steel Plant, Pepsico Cheetos and Kissan Amaze Brainfood were the associate sponsors. Sadhbhavana World School, Kozhikode, Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Club Mahindra Holidays and CDC Cashews were the regional sponsors.
As many as 215 teams of two members each from various parts of Malabar region participated in the annual quiz.