Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) hosted the preliminary cum elimination round of the KQ Matters 2015 -2016 on Saturday, the 16 May, 2015. The contest was open to the knowledge-thirsty quizzers from all the Indian, international, and, bilingual schools within the country.
KQ (Knowledge Quotient) Matters is a nonpareil mega interschool quiz competition conducted annually by Indian Educational School. The scientifically chosen infotainment-packed quizzing rounds that consist of thought-provoking questions infused with novelty and gusto have set KQ Matters 2015 apart from the mundane quiz contests in the country. Besides, handsome cash prizes and exclusive media coverage have made KQ Matters the most sought-after cerebral game in the Middle East.
The preliminary cum elimination round of KQ Matters 2015 began on a solemn and pious note with the recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by a secular prayer sang by the school choir, which touched spiritual chords with the attendees. Sam Ebey Samuel, Head boy, delivered the welcome address. Miss Harriet George, Deputy Public Relations Officer and Miss Juliana Sarah John, Cultural Secretary, were the MCs for the day.
The ceremonious lamp was conjointly lit by N. K. Ramachandran Menon, the chairman, Bhavans Middle East, T. Premkumar, the principal, IES, Anita Sadanand, Lalitha Premkumar, and Suresh.V.Balakrishnan, the vice principals of IES, Rathi Raveendran, the principal, Bhavans Jack and Jill, Mangaf, Rajni Menon, the head of Bhavan’s Pearl Nursery School, and Sunil Kumar Menon, the coordinator of KQ Matters 2015-2016.
Keerthiga Nagarajan, the head girl of IES explained the rules governing the preliminary round and the number of selections for the grand finale. The quizzers were then ushered to the exam venues by the supreme council members where they appeared for a qualifying examination. The challenging questions that the quizzers answered dauntlessly were indeed the outcome of a month-long research by the KQ Matters resource panel.
The 51 teams of aspiring contestants from various schools in Kuwait intellectually reveled in the brain game that touched upon all the realms and spheres of knowledge. The results were declared by the principal of IES amid elation and euphoria of success.
The six teams that made it to the grand finale of KQ Matters 2015-2016 are as follows:
- Bibin Balu and Aaron Samuel Jacob of Carmel School,
- Fahaad Ahmed and Sree Shravanya Ragunath representing the Gulf Indian School,
- Ahmed Hamza and Mohammed Umer Nawaz of Indian Central School,
- Ashwin Issac Mathew and Darin Sunil representing United Indian School,
- Omar Abdul Sattar and Rajat Dang of Indian Learners Own Academy,
- Samuel John Abraham and Mitsumi Nandi of the host school.
T. Premkumar, the principal, IES, congratulated the winners on their outstanding quizzing abilities. Anirudha Ramesh, the deputy head boy proposed the vote of thanks. The KQ Matters 2015-2016 grand finale will be held after the summer vacation in the Indian Educational School auditorium.