Mysuru, February 11:- As part of Women’s Heart Day, Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, in association with Cardiological Society of India (CSI), Mysuru chapter, conducted an Inter-School Health Quiz for the students of Class 8 and 9 at Columbia Asia Hospital premises on Sunday.
Dhyan and Suhas from Sadvidya School, Mysuru, emerged winners.
The objective of the quiz was to educate young minds about the symptoms of heart diseases and sensitise them about the women’s heart disease and the need to take care of one’s heart by leading a healthy lifestyle. 13 schools participated in the inter-school quiz competition with 44 teams and 88 participants.
The competition also had an audience round and prelims before the selection of the 6 finalists for the stage round. Dhyan and Suhas from Sadvidya School, Mysuru who emerged as the winners were awarded Rs 10,000 as a cash prize and attractive trophies while Likitha and Ishani from St Joseph’s Central School, Yelawal, who emerged as runner-up took home Rs 7,000 and trophy. The questions included various days which included when is World Tobacco Day, World AIDS Day and World Cancer Day celebrated. Apart from this, there were also questions related to various health care aspects, biology and other current affairs like which prominent actors and politicians underwent various health complications. The audience included enthusiastic parents, teachers and students.
C Kusum, a 9th standard of Baden Powell School, who also took part in the competition, said,“This is not the first time I am attending the quiz competition. I have attended many quiz competition but this quiz competition was different as it focused on particular aspects that are healthy while other quiz competitions used to focus on general aspects. The quiz also helped us to know more about heart, women health and also other aspects of health. More such quiz competition should be conducted so that it will also help us academically as well.”
The experts also briefed the participants about the importance of nutrition and good eating habits and called upon the students not to restrict themselves indoor and instead called upon them to go out and play and instead of having junk food which is leading to obesity called upon them to have food prepared by their mother. (MR)