All about the city, through a quiz

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Press releases | 0 comments

The following article was published by The Hindu on 24 August 2014:

Kapaleeswarar temple was originally built along the shore, and later shifted to Mylapore.

British engineer Col J. Pennycuick, who is associated with the Mullaperiyar dam, had an interest in cricket. He was instrumental in organising cricket tournaments in Madras Presidency.

These were some of the fascinating titbits about Madras unveiled at an inter-collegiate heritage quiz organised on Saturday, to mark the founding day of the city.

Over 500 students from various colleges participated in the preliminary round of the Chennai regional quiz organised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).

Six college teams battled it out for the finals, and also learnt interesting aspects about Madras and renowned people like Sir C.V. Raman and R.K. Narayan. Many among the audience too enthusiastically answered questions and won prizes. Teams from IIT-Madras and Ragas Dental College and Hospital won the first and second places, respectively.

Venkatasubramanian, quizzer from IIT-Madras, said he and his teammates were active participants in quiz clubs and constantly updated on quizzing, which helped them win such events.

Sujatha Shankar, convenor of INTACH-Chennai Chapter, said several events were lined up to celebrate the 30 anniversary of INTACH.

“We are forming heritage clubs in colleges to bring about awareness of preserving the city’s heritage. We also organised an essay contest for school children and another quiz on Madras,” she said.

INTACH will also release a film, ‘The Story of Madras – The First City of Modern India’, narrated by historian S. Muthiah, next week.

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