Testing brains, kindling interest

RBI quiz aims at creating awareness of finance and economics among students.

October 27, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 10:22 am IST - MADURAI:

KNowledge gained:Students of various schools taking part in the prelims of Reserve bank of India Quizin Madurai on Monday.— Photo: G. Moorthy

KNowledge gained:Students of various schools taking part in the prelims of Reserve bank of India Quizin Madurai on Monday.— Photo: G. Moorthy

Students from across schools in Madurai came together to put their brains to test at the Reserve Bank of India Quiz which was held at the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Monday.

As many as 100 students participated in the prelims of the quiz, which was conducted by Quizmaster Bavik Shah, from Greycaps, of which six teams were selected for the district finals. The questions were a mix of current affairs, sports, entertainment, literature and special focus was given to areas related to banking, finance and the functions of the RBI.

J. Sadakkadulla, Regional Director of the Reserve Bank of India said that the quiz aimed at creating awareness about the history and role of the RBI, its functions and the general state of finance and other banking institutions in the country, in addition to a host of other topics.

“Through an interesting medium like a quiz, we hope that students will get interested in knowing about banking and finance. This is the fourth edition in Madurai and we have been seeing good response from the students every year,” he said.

Mr. Sadakadulla further said that the main office premises of the RBI in Chennai had a financial gallery to showcase initiatives taken under financial inclusion as well as information on financial literacy and urged the students to visit it.

The teams from the Mahatma Montessori School, CBSE, Lakshmi School and SBOA School bagged the first, second and third places respectively and will go on to participate in the Zonal finals to be held in Bengaluru on November 6.

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