Puranava ’14, the annual Inter school Heritage quiz organised by GOD India Trust was conducted on 2 August (Saturday) under the benign blessings of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. The event kicked off at 10 AM with about 150 teams (of three students each) representing 65 schools, participating in the prelims round. With 25 questions including five swing questions, the teams were given thirty seconds to brainstorm and come up with the answer in the prelims round. Tapovan Hall, the venue of the event, occupied by students from many different schools attired in their respective uniforms truly resonated our Bharatiya theme ‘Unity in Diversity’. As soon as the prelims got over, answer sheets were collected, for evaluation by a panel of five eminent people. Answers to the questions were discussed during that time in the midst of were loud cheers and thunderous applause, post which the six finalists were decided. The Finals for the event was designed with four rounds, each testing the knowledge of finalists in the History of India, History of Chennai and Sanatana Dharma (Srimad Bhagavatham and Ramayanam in particular). The quiz master, MK Ramanujamji had the session very lively and interactive providing trivia on the answers as well as generously questioning audience on related topics. The finals was a keenly contested battle, bringing out the better out of the three participants from Maharishi Vidya Mandir, the winnersAMM Matriculation, the runners. Prizes were distributed by Manikandanji of Oman and Hariharanji of Chennai, India. Students and teachers alike, lauded the question bank of the quiz, for its fine mix between Religion and History. The students and their accompanying teachers, parents were served food by GRT Hotels and Resorts. The event, thus concluded with students vowing to participate in Puranava ’15.

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