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INTACH India Heritage Quiz: DPS Bokaro Shines Again

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The following article was published in The Pioneer on 24 July 2014: Students of Delhi Public School, Bokaro, emerged as winners in the INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014. The quiz was held at Crescent Public School, Sector 6, at Bokaro in which a total of five schools including Crescent Public School, Sector 6; Crescent Public School, Chas, GGPS, Chinmaya Vidyalaya and DPS. Bokaro had participated. Prabhash Kumar, Joydeep Kumar Mandal, Anam Najmi, Sweta, Snehashis Pattanyak and Arya Baranwal. Prabhash Kumar and Joydeep Kumar Mandal performed excellently and thus, emerged as the winners; “the team was escorted by Sayed Fasihullah”, said a school authority. These students are also selected for the zonal round which will be held on 8 August in Ranchi. Dr. Hemlata S. Mohan, Director and Principal of DPS Bokaro congratulated the students and teachers on their success. INTACH- Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage is India’s largest non-profit membership organisation dedicated to the conservation and preservation of India’s natural, cultural, living, tangible and intangible heritage. In order to commemorate INTACH’s 30th anniversary of founding, it is conducting the largest ever inter school quiz in India in collaboration with Xpress-Minds. The original article can be found Download...

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Students know it all at INTACH India Heritage Quiz

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The following article was published by The Hindu on 19 July 2014: Which is the area in the city that served as the horse stable for the Nawab of Carnatic? Which Indian island speaks Dhivehi, a language typically spoken in the Maldives? If these questions leave you flummoxed, you may be surprised at the confidence with which teenagers of classes VII to X, participating in the Chennai Round of the INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014, shot back answers without so much as batting an eyelid. Held at the Asian College of Journalism, the quiz series commemorated the 30{+t}{+h}anniversary of INTACH or the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. Sujatha Shankar, convenor, INTACH Chennai Chapter, said, “As a society we tend to take our heritage for granted. We hope by such efforts the next generation takes ownership and gets involved in protecting what is ours.” The quiz itself saw 65 teams of two each participating from over 20 schools across the city. The team of Arjun Pant and Sachin Vinaayak from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar, went on to the zonal finals. Here, they met their counterparts from Pondicherry, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Salem, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore. Zonal final winners The winners of the zonal final were Adithya Sivasankar and G. Prashanthi from Sri Akilandeswari Vidyalaya, Trichy. The girls will soon be on national television representing the southern zone in the national semi-finals and finals to be held in Delhi. Sixty-five teams participated in the INTACH quiz series Printable version | Aug 12, 2014 11:17:47 AM | | Download...

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