Mysuru, September 26: Prathibhanveshane,’ a quiz competition, is a unique programme for the kids from 45 government schools from Mysuru and Mandya Districts, in which about 5500 children participated in the preliminary round and top nine teams were selected and the final was held on Tuesday at Extended Government Higher Primary School at Kumbarkoppal here.
Kalisu Foundation, an NGO working to improve the quality of education in Government Schools through building libraries and inculcating the reading habit among children, hosted the Inter-Government School Quiz Competition called ‘Prathibhanveshane – 2018.’
Government Higher Primary School Vinayakanagar – 1, Government Higher Primary School Kuvempunagar, Government Higher Primary School MG Koppal, Government Higher Primary School Kanakagiri, Government Higher Primary School Hootagalli, Government Higher Primary School Hinkal, Government Higher Primary School Hinkal Hundi, Government Higher Primary School Kumbarakoppal, Government Higher Primary school BR Koppal Srirangapatna were selected for finals.
Titular king Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, Ambassador of Kalisu Foundation, conducted the final round of the quiz and distributed prizes to the winners. The energy levels of the children were very high and everyone was excited that the Yaduveer was the quiz master. There were also audience questions to which the children answered and got chocolates from Yaduveer.
Speaking on the occasion, Yaduveer said, “This is the second time I am conducting the quiz at Kalisu Foundation for Government School children. It’s so wonderful to see the enthusiasm and smartness of the children, it’s very important to take these young children in the right path. Quiz will ignite a lot of curiosity among children and is definitely one of the best ways to improve knowledge among the children.”
“I am also very thrilled to visit the school and conduct the final round of the quiz and I strongly believe education can do wonders to the nation and I am glad to be part of Kalisu Foundation for this wonderful initiative of improving the quality of education in government schools.”
Nikhilesh, founder and CEO of Kalisu Foundation, said, “Quiz is one of the intellectual competitions which has brought many schools together and this year, we have done it for 45 schools. We are very happy to have received the co-operation of the Education Department.”
“What makes this quiz so special is the Maharaja of Mysuru conducting the final round. Children were very happy about it. The royal contribution towards the city is tremendous and everyone needs to respect it. Next year, we plan to do a State-level Quiz which will involve more than 100 schools.”
Suchithra, a Class 7 student from Vinayakanagar, said, “I am very happy to be here in the final round of quiz. It’s also very nice to meet other students here. I thank the organisers for giving this opportunity. The questions in the rounds were really interesting and I learnt a lot.”
Naganna, Head Master of Kumbarkoppal Government School, said, “This is a fantastic platform for the students to show their quizzing skills. This is one of the few competitions which is held on a massive scale. Children will also understand their strength and weakness and can work towards it. I thank Kalisu for their tremendous efforts put into organising it.”
Winners of the quiz: 1st prize: Hrashan Kumar, Balu S, Bhomika, Government Higher Primary School, MG Koppal, Mysuru; 2nd prize: Yashaswini, Tarun. S, Sanjana. B S, Government Higher Primary School, BR Koppal, Srirangapatna and 3rd prize: Sunil K, Chinnamma. R, Vaidesh Kumar, Extended Government Higher Primary School, Kumbarkoppal, Mysuru. (MR).