Space Kidz India’s hunt to identify 2017’s young leader ended with the choice of Avanish of PSBB Millennium who competed with several others for the title. ‘Space Kidz India, Youth Icon of the Year 2017’ is a unique hunt to identify an emerging leader from high school students to commemorate the spirit of National Youth Day, was celebrated in memory of Swami Vivekananda.
More than 225 teams participated in the quiz and extempore jointly conducted by Space Kidz India and Russian Center of Science and Culture. The sponsors of the much awaited event are IVISIO 3600 and HABLIS, as part of their corporate social responsibilities.
This year’s event was anchored by the prominent quizzing personality Pani J. Anthony.
A large gathering of youngsters, teachers and members of the general public watched the quiz and extempore.
Mikhail Gorbatov, Vice Consul, Russian Federation in South India, was the chief guest at this event. This event featured several rounds of competition covering a wide range of topics such as Audio / Video, Memory Events, Rapid Rounds, Pictures, World History, Sports, Literature, Proverbs, Filling the gap, Basic Science, Politics, UNO, Current Affairs and miscellaneous. This year’s event has attracted considerable attention from different places, said Srimathy Kesan, director of Space Kidz, an organization creating international experiential learning for students in the field of science, technology, art and culture.
The top 5 scorers in the prelims got the chance of occupying the hot seats on the dais, and final 2 teams who stole the show are Sankara Vidhyalaya (Sneha and Srivatsan) and PSBB Millennium (Avanish and Abhijith).
The rapid round was a little intense, but the quiz master kept their spirits up. The two teams did excellent, answering several difficult questions correctly and won thunderous applause from the audience and guests. “Who was the chairman of the drafting committee of Indian Constitution?,” quiz master posed this question in the tie breaker. Sneha and Srivatsan answered Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, and the correct answer earned them the award. Sankara Vidhyalaya was adjudged the winners of the Quiz. Avanish, who gave an excellent performance in the extempore, won the Youth Icon of the Year 2017 and was crowned by versatile artist Arya, CK Kumaravel, Mr. Gorbotov, Mr. Antony and Srimathy Kesan- Director, Space Kidz India.
Quiz Master Pani J. Anthony and Space Kidz India’s Vice President Subramaniam were the panel of judges in the extempore.
Earlier Mariazeena Johnson, Pro Chancellor of Sathyabama University inaugurated the event. Kumaravel, Co - founder – Naturals; Arya, Actor and producer motivated the winners.