History Created! 104 Participants Vie in World’s Longest Running Rotary ‘Rotoquiz 2019’
- History Created! 104 participants beating last year participation of 85 participants Vie in World’s Longest Running Live College Quiz, the Rotary ‘Rotoquiz 2019’-Mangaluru Round which was held at SDM PG Centre for Management Studies and Research, M G Road, Mangaluru on Sunday, 8 September 2019, sponsored by Ideal Ice Cream
Mangaluru: What is a quiz? A quiz is a form of game or mind sport, in which the players (as individuals or in teams) attempt to answer questions correctly. It is a game to test your knowledge about a certain subject. In some countries, a quiz is also a brief assessment used in education and similar fields to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. Quizzes are usually scored in points and many quizzes are designed to determine a winner from a group of participants – usually the participant with the highest score. And for that matter, Rotoquiz”, known as the Longest Running Live College Quiz which is in its 60th edition, initiated by Rotary Club of Bengaluru, had its Mangaluru Round organized by Rotary Club of Mangalore in association with Rotaract Club of SDM PG Centre for Management Studies and Research, M G Road, Mangaluru on Sunday, 8 September at the SDM PG Centre auditorium.
This is the fourth year that Rotary Club of Mangalore is organizing the Rotoquiz, which has been organized by Rotary Club of Bangalore Bangalore for the last 59 years. Last year in the Mangalore Round a record number of 31 institutions and 61 teams took part, but this 85 competitors took part breaking last year’s record. And last year the four finalists in the Mangalore Round went on to win the third place at the state level held at Bangalore. This year too, the finalists in the Mangalore Round get the opportunity to participate in the final round of 60th Ramnarayan Chellaram Annual Inter-Collegiate Quiz – ROTOQUIZ-2019 at Bangalore finals on Monday the 16th of September, which is organized by Rotary Club of Bangalore and Rotaract Club of Bangalore at Rotary House of Friendship, Lavelle Raod-Bengaluru.
In the Mangalore Round ‘Rotoquiz 2019, as per the format, there was a Written Preliminary Round followed by Oral Semi-Finals of top-performing teams, from which the winners will take part in the finals Rotoquiz in Bangalore. Topics for all rounds was General Knowledge and Awareness, and the questions were prepared by well-known quiz master Rtn S V L Narayan from Rotary Club of Bangalore. Maximum of two teams, of 2 students each, who represented one college, of which only one team from a college was selected for Semi-Finals, even though more qualified. The Quiz was Open to students from Std. XII or PUC 2nd Year upwards including undergraduates and postgraduate students from any stream from a recognized academic institution. Unlike previous years, where the only team would qualify for the Bangalore Finals, but this year, the organizers sent two teams for the finals.
The Mangalore Round ‘Rotoquiz 2019 began with a prayer, followed by welcome address by Rtn Jathin Attavar-President of Rotary Club of Mangalore, and then it was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Mangaluru’s Top Ice Cream Creator Mukund Kamath, Managing Director of Ideal Ice Cream, the chief guest and sponsor of the event, along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- Rtn Sumith Rao- Governor-Rotary Dist 3181; Rtn Ms Elizabeth Cherian- President Rotary Club of Bangalore; Rtn Ms Vinitha Shenoy- Secretary, Rotary Club of Bangalore; Rtn Shailesh Shahy- Director Youth Services, Rotary Club of Bangalore; Rtn S V L Narayan- Quiz Master from Rotary Club of Bangalore; Dr Seema Shenoy- Director, SDM PG Centre for Management Studies and Research; Rtn Kevin Vas- Director Youth Services Rotary Club of Mangalore; Rtr Shamith Shetty- President, Rotaract Club of SDM PG Centre for Management Studies; and Rtr Dr Jomon Lonappan- Staff Coordinator Rotaract Club SDM;
Following the inauguration, Rtn Shailesh Shah briefed about the Rotoquiz started by Rotary Club of Bangalore 59 years ago, where he said that this Quiz brings out the hidden talents of Knowledge and Memory in the participants. Prior to the start of the quiz, Rtn S V L Narayan briefed about the rules and said that 60 questions in the written preliminary round should be answered in 40 minutes, and after the oral round only four winning teams will travel to Bangalore for the finals. The programme was compered by Rtr Noor Jahan of Rotaract Club of SDM.
In the semifinals round, the winners were the Team from NITK-Surathkal, and the 2nd place bagged by the Team of Mahesh P U College, Mangaluru- both these teams will take part in the Finals in Bengaluru. The Prizes for the Mangalore Round of Rs 20,000 cash, individual trophies and certificates was Sponsored by Ideal Ice Creams, Mangaluru, where First, Second, Third place prizes are Rs.10,000, Rs. 5000, and Rs. 5000 respectively. The Bangalore Round is sponsored by Chellarams Jewellers, Bangalore with Rs 50,000 in cash and other prizes.
“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ideal Ice Cream”-that’s right- and MD of Ideal Ice Cream Mukund Kamath has been encouraging youngsters in this Quiz since its inception in Mangaluru, and wants to sponsor Rotoquiz in the years to come. Speaking to Team Mangalorean, Mukund Kamath said, ” We feel very proud to sponsor this quiz every year, and this year is the fourth one. As I’m told, it is one of the longest-running quizzes, and it’s a privilege to be associated with such kind of contests, and Ideal always supports young talents. I am happy to be a part of this event for the third consecutive year, and I can say it is a very interesting and challenging quiz among others”. Dr Seema Shenoy also speaking to Team Mangalorean said that she was really overwhelmed by the record number of participants and that SDM PG Centre will continue to be associated with Rotary Club of Mangalore in future Rotoquiz contests.
Quiz-master Rtn S V L Narayan kept the last session of the Rotoquiz very lively, and the audience was glued to their seats all excited and appreciated the participants with applause, and the quiz master made sure that the participants never crossed the time set by the buzzer. No doubt, Rotoquiz was unique, which had professionalism and seriousness to it, compared to other quizzes. Great job by Rotary Club of Mangalore and Rotaract Club of SDM PG Centre. Bravo, Rotoquiz 2019 at Mangaluru simply rocked!