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FAIPS-DPS emerge victorious in Kitco Inter-school Quiz competition
September 12, 2015, 4:57 pm
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Quiz competitions are engaging and challenging events that highlight the ability of children to quickly and accurately recollect general knowledge in a spirit of competition and camaraderie. 

The Bengali Cultural Society Kuwait (BCS) in Kuwait organized the 19th episode of the BCS-Kitco Inter-School Quiz Competition on 11 September at the American International School in Maidan Hawally.  The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain was the chief guest at the event, which witnessed an impressive audience of school children, parents and supporters, eager to fully enjoy the experience.

Chaitali Banerjee Roy, Vice President of BCS, Kuwait, opened the event with a speech welcoming the audience and thanking the list of sponsors. This was followed by a speech from Madhusudan Ray, BSC President, who acknowledged the school teams that showed exemplary performances in the preliminary rounds but didn’t make it to the final round.

Next, the Chief Guest Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain said words in praise of learning and bestowed encouraging words to the competing students.  Reputed fashion designer and award-winning Kuwaiti designer, Sheikha Souad Al-Sabah, who was the guest of honor for the event, was then felicitated on stage for her achievements and her abiding support to India. 

BCS has been the brains, and Kitco the sponsors, behind this mega event for the last 19 years, encouraging students of Indian schools to compete in testing their knowledge, intellect and recollection abilities. The Indian community has lend its wholehearted support to the event and participated as enthusiastic audience.

The schools competing in the final round of the quiz event were Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School (DPS), Gulf Indian School, United Indian School, Indian Learners Own Academy (ILOA), Kuwait Indian School and Indian English Academy -Don Bosco. The teams, which arrived on stage accompanied by waving flags and fanfare were loudly cheered on by audience.  With charisma and style, the quiz master kept the mood light throughout the event as he interacted with the teams and audience.

Mr. Scolt, of Derek O'Brien & Associates, the premier knowledge and quizzing company in India, has an extensive background of conducting quizzes for over 12 years across India, as well as in Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE and Bahrain.

The quiz program which extended for an hour and half served the dual purpose of showcasing the knowledge of hard-working students and also creating awareness among the audience on critical environmental issues, by projecting facts about water conservation, renewable energy, recycling and other sustainable developments on to the screen behind the stage.  

During the quiz, the students were questioned in many different nerve-racking sessions amidst the audience cheering for the correct answers at the behest of Mr.Scolt, who led the laughter and excitement, distributing good prizes to students in the audience who answered correctly.

Fighting with zeal and determination, every team gave it their best and tried to score points answering their own questions as well as the questions that were passed to them.  Their preparatory efforts were tested to the limit as they were faced with questions on current affairs and general knowledge. However, the difficult questions could be reasoned out, allowing the quiz to emphasize cognitive thinking and the innovative spirit among school children. For answers they did not know, the team members conversed among themselves and figured out the answers.

Team FAIPS– DPS started out strong and never broke their stride, giving a sterling performance to be crowned the winners of the Kitco Inter-school Quiz competition. Sharath Memon and Rohita Mahesh were awarded KD 150 each, a shiny School Trophy and Individual trophies as well as many other great prizes.

The first runner up award went to Barath Kumar Bhaskar and Harish Thazetheveetil of Gulf Indian School, in appreciation for their efforts, they received KD 100 each, mobile phones, individual and school trophies. 

The second runner up award went to the team Shawn Sibi George and Jason Miranda from Indian English Academy School - Don Bosco, who were lauded for putting on a good show, with KD 75 each, mobile phones, and other assorted gifts.The rest of the contestants were given prizes for participation.

Thus, concluded another successful run for the Kitco Inter-school Quiz competition that celebrated knowledge through promoting the competitive spirit among students who endeavour to hone their minds with knowledge The quiz witnessed a strong desire among students on stage and in the audience to learn more about the world and improve upon their knowledge. 

 - Christina Pinto
Staff Writer 
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M S Ray  Posted on : October 01, 2015 8:11 pm
Thanks The Times and Ms. Crishtina Pinto for taking time to cover the event is such great detail.
M S Ray  Posted on : October 01, 2015 8:09 pm
great event to be in
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