Students must develop a competitive spirit and widen their knowledge , Mylsamy Annadurai, Project Director, Chandrayaan–I and II said here on Saturday.
Reading newspapers and other books alongside academics would help students in expanding their knowledge on host of developments taking place within the country and outside, Dr. Mylsamy Annadurai said while distributing prizes to school and college students who emerged winners in the T.V. Ramasubbaiyer Memorial Quiz Contest conducted jointly by ‘Dinamalar' and Indra Ganesan Educational Institutions.
Participation in quiz contests provides an opportunity for students to learn beyond their academics and helps in enriching themselves on a wide variety of topics.
Expanding knowledge would help students change their destiny. The Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University K. Meena exhorted students to read more books to know about the latest happenings. The Associate Editor, Dinamalar R. Ramasubbu said the quiz competition was conducted in Tamil at the zonal level to enable rural students take part in them, adding that over 200 schools had taken part in the contest.
T. Ganesan, chairman, Indra Ganesan Educational Institutions; G. Rajasekaran, secretary, and G. Balakrishnan, former vice principal, St. Joseph's College, took part in the function during which cash prizes and certificates were given to the top three teams. The team from Anna University, Tiruchi comprising T.M. Chandrasekaran and G. Prathapan bagged the first prize in the college category. In the school category, the team from Diwan Bahadur T. Rangachariar National Higher Secondary School, Mayiladuthurai comprising R. Raj Prabu and P. Rajagopalan emerged on top. The second prize in the college category was bagged by Balaji and Sri Hari of M.N.S.K. Engineering College, Pudukottai, while the third prize was bagged by Aravind of Sastra University, Thanjavur.
In the school category, the team comprising Evangeline Nitya and Malathi of Holy Cross Girls Higher Secondary School, Tiruchi came second, while Mohamed Kamil Hasik and Arunagiri of V.S. Boys Higher Secondary School, Tiruvarur bagged the third prize. Earlier, Mr. Balakrishnan was honoured for having conducted 1,000 quiz competitions in schools and colleges across the State.