The Semifinals and Finals of the PURANAVA 2009 Interschool quiz program concluded successfully at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Khincha Hall, on the 25th July 2009 with the competition going to its peak with each school vying for the coveted Crystal Trophy with GOD etched on it.

The program commenced with a prayer song by Ms. Manasa of the GOD family.

The semi-finals and the finals had the fragrance of zeal and competitiveness in the participants, each trying to outwit the other.

In all there were 10 schools (each school had 2 student participants) for the semifinals. The schools which participated in the semi-finals were: Hymamshu Jyothi Kala Peetha, Poorna Pragya, Adarsh Vidyalaya, Gnyanakshi Vidyaniketan, Chinmaya Mission (Ulsoor), Chinmaya Mission (Koramangala), Vasavi Education Trust, Cadambi , Navodaya and Cambridge. The students were from the 6th to the 8th standards.

Four schools namely Hymamshu,Poornapragna,Chinmaya Koramanagala and Navodaya qualified for the finals.which was conducted by Ramanujamji from Chennai.

The finals comprised of 6 rounds namely, a direct round, slokas, Dumb cherades, Taboo, Audio visual, and Rapid fire. The challenging questions posed by Mr Ramanujamji were answered equally challengingly by the participants. It was nice to hear the participants reciting the slokas to perfection. In fact, it was in the dumb-charades round that the tough question posed to Himamshu was very nicely enacted by one participant and equally well grasped and answered by the other within just 3, secs left the audience dumbfound and spellbound. The competition went neck to neck between Himamshu and Poorna Pragna and finally Hymamshu won by 3 points by virtue of an answer which was just almost correct and were awarded Grace points! And William Wordsworth’s famous saying “ Much is sought through prayer than the world could think of” proved a point in the victory!

The winners were Hymamshu, represented by Eeshwar G and Shishira R Maiya were awarded the Crystal Trophy and the runners were Mythili and Seshagoplan from Poorna Pragya. However none of the participants went empty handed.

The programme was presided by Shri Shankaranarayan, Joint Director, ESI Karnataka.

The power point presentation on activities of GOD and Sir Sri Swamiji’s pictures around the hall added ambience to PURANAVA 2009.

The entire programme was well compered by Dr.Aparna. The welcome address was given by Sri Gurumurthy and the vote of thanks by Lakshminarayanan. Sri Jayakumar worked behind the scenes on the technicalities for the quiz. Mrs. Kanchana conducted the semi finals which was well supported behind the stage by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi, Mrs.Chandra, Mrs. Raji and Mrs. Bhuvana. The entire event was videographed by Sri Manikantan of the GOD family.

The program concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.

Read about the Prelims here



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