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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tuticorin college wins quiz contest

The team from Tuticorin Medical College topped the inter-district quiz finals, "India Quiz - 2006", held at Srimathi Indira Gandhi College on Sunday, conducted by the Rotary Club of Tiruchi Midtown. The immediate runner-up was for the team from Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul.

The initial round revolved around the Indian Vedic period, which proved to be a sure bet for all the teams. Questions such as `which is the world's largest satellite system? (INSAT)', `who was the first to propose the law of gravity? (Bhaskaracharya in his book `Suryasiddhantham')' and `who was the first to use a rocket in warfare? (Tipu Sultan)' proved to be a greater challenge for students.

Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchi and VVV College, Sivakasi got past the first round but Tuticorin Medical College took charge of rest of the rounds.

The quizmaster S. Muralidharan of SMD Consultancy, Coimbatore, impressed the audience with a lot of extra information.

Each of the winners, S. Maniram Krishna and S. Bharani Velan, from Tuticorin Medical College were awarded a LG laptop computer and the first runner-up team, A. Balaji and Kuldip Gyaneshwar, from Gandhigram Rural Institute walked away with Nokia communicative mobiles.

With a participation of one-lakh students from 125 colleges, various rounds were conducted at the respective districts. The district finals was held at Campion Anlgo-Indian Higher Secondary School following which six teams were selected from the semi-finals conducted at P. S. N. A. Engineering College, Dindigul.

The chief guest of the occasion was the All India Co-Convener of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, S. Gurumurthy and the District Governor, RI District 3000, M. Rajasekaran distributed the prizes to the teams.

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