History Created! 85 Competitors Vie in World’s Longest Running Rotary ‘Rotoquiz 2018’

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History Created! 85 Competitors Vie in World’s Longest Running Rotary ‘Rotoquiz 2018’

  • History Created! 85 Competitors beating last year participation of 61 Competitors, Vie in World’s Longest Running Live College Quiz, the Rotary ‘Rotoquiz 2018’-Mangaluru Round which was held at SDM PG Centre for Management Studies and Research, M G Road, Mangaluru on Sunday, 9 September 2018.

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 59th edition, initiated by Rotary Club of Bangalore, 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, 9 September at the SDM PG Centre auditorium.

This is the third year that Rotary Club of Mangalore is organizing the Rotoquiz, which has been organized by Rotary Club of Bangalore Bangalore for the last 58 years. Lat 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 59th Ramnarayan Chellaram Annual Inter Collegiate Quiz – ROTOQUIZ-2018 at Bangalore finals on Monday the 17th of September, which is organized by Rotary Club of Bangalore and Rotaract Club of Bangalore with expecting participation from over a 100 institutions from Bangalore.

In the Mangalore Round ‘Rotoquiz 2018, as per the format, there was a Written Preliminary Round followed by 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.

The Mangalore Round ‘Rotoquiz 2018 began with a prayer, followed by welcome address by Rtn Vasanth Pai-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 Vivek R Prabhu from Rotary Club of Bangalore; Rtn Vijaya Rao- 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 Mayur Sherigar- Director Youth Services Rotary Club of Mangalore; and Rtr Shreya S Shetty- President, Rotaract Club of SDM PG Centre for Management Studies.

Following the inauguration, Rtn Vivek Prabhu briefed about the Rotoquiz started by Rotary Club of Bangalore 58 years ago, where he said that this Quiz brings out the hidden talents of Knowledge and Memory in the participants. Dr Seema Shenoy also spoke and 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. 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 Vote of thanks was delivered by Rtr Shreya Shetty, and the formal function was compered by Miss Vishakha Vishwanath.

In the semifinals round, the winners were- 1 place with 40 points, Dhanish Ali Sayed and Bibaswan Mallik from Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru {they won in the tie-breaker round}; 2nd place with 40 points also, Dhruve and Akshay from NITK, Surathkal; 3rd place Vishnu and Mahindra from Mount Carmel Central School, Mangaluru; and 4th Pl;ace Neil and Yatin from Lourdes CBSE School, Mangaluru. The Prizes for the Mangalore Round is 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. In addition to the rolling shield, individual trophies and certificates, cash prizes will be: First, Second, Third, Fourth place prizes are Rs.20,000, Rs.15,000, Rs.7,500, and Rs.5000 respectively.

“: 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 for the last three years 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 being the third 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”.

Quizmaster 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 quizmaster 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 2018 at Mangaluru simply rocked!

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