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185 students from Jammu’s top Schools participate in INTACH’s Quiz

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The following article was published by Daily Excelsior on 27 August 2014: JAMMU, Aug 26: The Jammu Chapter of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) and Xpress Minds Edutainment today organized the Jammu round of India’s largest ever quiz – the INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014 at Jodhamal School here. Spanning over 100 cities, from Leh to Mysore and from Daman to Darjeeling, INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014′ is being conducting for school children aimed at celebrating the country’s legacy. The Quiz series marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of INTACH. It is an attempt to interact with student and teachers across India through a direct and awareness building activity. Over 17 quizmasters from Xpress Minds are conducting this series of quizzes- the largest ever conducted in India. Quiz competitions are being conducted at Port Blair, Kanyakumari, Rajkot, Aizwal and Leh among others. Over 185 students from top 20 leading Schools of Jammu city including Jodhamal School, APS Kaluchak, KC Gurukul, APS Domana, Tiny Tots Higher Secondry School MHAC Nagbani, BSF Senior Sec. School, KC International , KC Public School, Air Force School, APS Nagrota, KV Bantalab, KC Gurukul, Cybernetics School, Heritage school, JP World, Banyan International, APS Rakhmuthi etc participated in the first round of this quiz which will become an annual series of events. The Quiz was conducted by Quizmaster Mukund Marodia from 10 am to 12 pm. He conducted the quiz competition with a great finesse and kept the audience involved in the competition besides the participating students. The winner of the Jammu city round moved to the Zonal finals which were held at the same venue immediately after the city round. The Zonal Final featured various rounds including progressive clues and visual stills to excite and tease the students. Six teams from 185 students from 20 Schools reached zonal finals which included teams from APS Rakhmuthi, KC Public, BSF, Heritage and MHAC Nagbani. Out of the two teams of KC Public School which reached zonal finals, one of teams qualified for the national level INTACH quiz competition which will help in New Delhi next month. The winning KC Public School team from the Zonal finals will travel to Delhi to participate in the National rounds which will be televised on national Television. S M Sahni, Convenor , INTACH Jammu Chapter, Nandan Kuthiala, Trustee, Jodhamal School, Dr Bisht, Principal, Jodhamal, Mrs Monika Sethi, Vice Principal, Jodhamal, Nandini, Jodhamal, Dr Kavita Suri, Associate Professor, University of Jammu, Jyoti Bhatti, Principal, Food Crafts Institute, Jammu, Dr Sonia Jasrotia, University of Jammu and Member INTACH besides a number of teachers and students and INTACH life members were present at the occasion. The original article can be found at...

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Intach India Heritage Quiz features on the Sunday Evening Quiz Club

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The following article was published by the Sunday Evening Quiz Club: The prelims for this quiz, being conducted by XPress Minds Edutainment for INTACH, is being held in some 100-plus cities all over India. Teams qualifying from the prelims will come together in a Zonal Round, whose winners will go on to a National Championship. The Goa prelims will be held simultaneously at Sharada Mandir School in Panjim and the Urban Health Centre in Margao, starting 9.30am on Saturday July 12. The team that tops the prelims across both venues will go through to the Zonal Round as the Goa Winner. The quiz is open to school students of Classes 7 to 10. Schools have been invited to send up to three teams of two members each. If your school has not got the info, or not registered a team, you’re welcome to do so. A limited number of spot registrations might also be accepted. All the info about the quiz, including how to register for it, is in the poster below, and this linked document. You could also check out the relevant page on the XPress Minds website. The original article can be found at...

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The Quizzing Route Through Heritage and History

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The following article was published by The New Indian Express on 25 August 2014: Commemorating the Madras Week, INTACH held a heritage quiz at the Anna University on Saturday. “Respecting heritage is a very important if we speak of development,” said S Sujata, co-convenor of INTACH, Chennai chapter. More than 500 students participated in the quiz. The entire TAG auditorium was buzzing with activity, leaving the rest with no place to even move. “I didn’t expect such a crowd here. No other city, but Madras has so many well-written documents about its heritage on the net,” said the quiz master Kunal Savarkar. Eighteen people were selected for the finals and IIT Madras team was declared winners. “Even though we didn’t make it to the finals, I came to know a lot more about my city,” said S Maitreyi from Vel Tech. “Madras is the only city in the country that has conserved and protected its heritage buildings. Kolkata and other cities have ignored the same,” said Sneha Chari, who had come all the way to Chennai only to support her quiz master husband. INTACH has organised a movie screening on August 29 at Amir Mahal. The original article can be found at...

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Intach organises pan-India quiz to up heritage quotient

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The following article was published by Business Standard on 24 August 2014: Spanning over 100 cities, from Leh to Mysore and from Daman to Darjeeling, INTACH is conducting for schoolchildren a big quiz competition, aimed at celebrating the country’s legacy. “Heritage is something generally considered as a backward element in our society. We wanted to instill in our citizens values that our heritage was dynamic and our history living,” Indian National Trust for Art and Culture (INTACH) Delhi Chapter, Convener, AGK Menon told PTI. “What better way to spread awareness than through school children,” he said. Driven mainly by volunteers including its quiz masters, the event, which began on June 30 in Bijapur has so far covered covered 80 cities, riding on a “zero corporate sponsorship”. Titled ‘INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014’, the event is being executed by Xpress Minds Edutainment, with support from heritage-loving volunteers from across the country. The competition has made inroads into big metros as well as small towns like Belgaum, Dharwad, Madurai, Machilipatnam, Kakinada and Salem in south; Nasik, Silvassa, Rajpipla, Mehsana in the west. Aligarh, Kanpur, Faridabad, Meerut in the north; and Patna, Ranchi, Varanasi, Aizawl, Balasore, Dibrugarh in the east are among other cities. Kunal Savarakar, CEO Xpressminds, who designed the quiz format said, “the idea was to celebrate India’s cultural wealth that we are so richly endowed with and yet so ignorant about.” “Through this quiz, without any corporate sponsorships, we have managed to reach places as far as Itanagar in Northeast, and Port Blair down south. It’s been an eye-opener for both the participants and the organisers, as to not how much we know India, but how much we don’t,” he said. Savarakar adds, “Not just volunteers contributing, but even quiz masters are volunteering in different regions. I am only the quiz master for some of the major cities, rest is all volunteer-driven. And, they are even preparing question themselves. It is truly an India quiz.” Talking about adding the India flavour to the event, he said, “the idea was to offer a region-based questions with highest quality. And, though students in big schools in some cities came prepared with an India-themed quiz preparation, I believe, they went back richer knowing about their city, than they otherwise would have. The original article can be found at...

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All about the city, through a quiz

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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. The original article can be found at...

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Of heritage, gyaan and quizzes

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The following article was published by The New Indian Express on 19 July 2014: Did you know that Mysore Pak was created by Kakasura Madappa? Several other quiz questions such as these were thrown at students from classes seven to nine from across the State at the INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2014. The nation-wide contest was organised by The Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage (INTACH) as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, in collaboration with Xpress Minds Edutainment. It tested the students’ knowledge of Indian culture and heritage. On Thursday, the Tamil Nadu zonal final was conducted at the Asian College of Journalism, Taramani, for students of nine schools. They were among the 150 students who were shortlisted from 40 schools in Puducherry, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Salem, Madurai, Tiruchy, Coimbatore and Chennai. The winner, an all-girls team comprising Adithya Sivasankar and G Prashanthi from Sri Akilandeswari Vidyalaya, Tiruchy, was selected to participate in the National finals to be held in New Delhi. Sarayu S from INTACH, said that quiz contests like these were designed to give the right exposure and motivate students to know about heritage. “Heritage is more about the way we think. We all need to ponder along the lines of what our workplace or home would have been before. This gives a whole new perspective, and would interest kids. When they are tuned to think this way, conducting quizzes will further help them to be on track,” she said. The organisation has also created heritage clubs in schools, where periodic activities such as presentations and role plays are conducted to enhance the students’ knowledge. The original article can be found at:...

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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 http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/ranchi/intach-india-heritage-quiz-dps-bokaro-shines-again.html. 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 | http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/students-know-it-all-at-intach-india-heritage-quiz/article6227484.ece | Download...

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