Students win laurels at TCS quiz

August 22, 2014 10:58 am | Updated 10:58 am IST - CHENNAI:

Quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam (centre) with the winners. Photo: R. Ravindran

Quizmaster Giri Balasubramaniam (centre) with the winners. Photo: R. Ravindran

Over 1,600 young quizzers from city schools revelled in nailing several lesser-known bits of trivia at the TCS IT Wiz 2014 held at the Music Academy recently.

This question was a good example. “The Walk Again project helped a paraplegic man Juliano Pinto in June. How is this project associated with Brazil?”

Just as the quiz master finished the question, S. Abhinav, a class XII student from P.S. Senior Secondary School, patiently elaborated on the connection.

“At the beginning of FIFA World Cup, the robotic technology helped a man walk and kick the ball to signify the start of the event.” And, the crowd cheered loudly.

Both Abhinav and Arjun Aravind walked away with an iPad Air each and will represent the Chennai in the finals of the TCS IT Quiz to be held soon in Mumbai.

“We are here because we love quizzing. This is the third year for us at this quiz,” Arjun, a class XI student who aspires to become an engineer, said.

The duo waded through five rounds of the quiz with aplomb and led the show from the start.

Interestingly, there were other contests too. Rayhaan Shaik, a class XII student from Asan Memorial School, won a prize for posting the maximum number of tweets on #TCSITWiz.

“I posted about 309 tweets during the quiz. I don’t tweet too often otherwise, but the environment was fun and we could tweet about anything on #TCSITWiz. So, I decided to give it a try,” he said.

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