Muscat: Indian School Rustaq, a new prelims centre for the Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest (TOOISQC) received an overwhelming response.
Explaining that the school was delighted to host the prelims of the TOOISQC for the first time, Biju Varghese, principal, Indian School Rustaq said, “Our students were really excited to have their school as a centre. They are getting this opportunity for the first time. Most of the students would not participate in the previous years since it was inconvenientfor them to go all the way to Muscat. We are very thankful to Times of Oman and Eventful /DOC LLC for making Indian School Rustaqa centre.”
Quiz master Lloyd Saldanha said, “For a school that was hosting the prelims for the first time, the level of enthusiasm and talent of teams impressed me. I was stumped by their involvement and interest. I congratulate the school for coming forward to be a host venue. The dedication of the teachers and principal was commendable. It was evident that quizzing has a great future in Oman,” Dr Sathish Nambiar, managing director of Eventful /DOC LLC, the company which is organising the 2017 edition of the Times of Oman inter school quiz, said, “We were happy to make Indian School Rustaq a new prelims centre.”
We are happy that we have had this response from an interior school. We can see that the quiz has kindledan interest to seek information among young quizzers, which is the main intention of this quiz. The quiz event is a knowledge movement inspiring healthy competition among students.”
A Rustaq school student’s parent said, “A very sincere and dynamic effort taken to organise this wonderful quiz for our children. We were witness as how they relished each moment. The quiz master and team members came all the way made our students special and wanted.”
Another parent said, “Heartfelt gratitude to the dynamic team of principal and teachers for giving the students of Indian School Rustaq such an exposure. Hopefully in the years to come this school will definitely make its own identity among the rest of the Indian schools.”
Among the questions junior team answered were: “With which heavenly body would one associate the moons Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra?” (Pluto); “This word was coined in 1842 by the English paleontologist Richard Owen meaning “terrible or powerful lizard”. This diverse group of living beings have inspired generations with their amazing features. What?” (Dinosaur); If one has a hobby of Philately, what product does he/she collects and study? (Postage Stamps).
The two mega-prelims have been fixed for Thursday, April 27 at Indian School Muscat from 4 pm onwards. The two finals of the contest are slated for Saturday, April 29, at the City Amphitheatre in Qurum which will be conducted by ace quizmaster Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam.
The winning school at the Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest (TOOISQC) on April 29 will lift the Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali Rolling Trophy for their school.
Mega Prelims Qualifiers
Indian School Rustaq (Juniors)
|SR. NO.||Participant 1||Participant 2|
|1||Joel Koshy Kuruvila||Uzair Asif|
|2||Anupama Ashok||Mohammed Ashraf Khan|
|3||Amal Palakkuzhi||Amal Krishna|
|5||Devika Dinesh||Nandana Anil|
|6||TanbinFaria Sultana||Sharon Sekar|
|8||Pranav P. B.||Aman P.|
|12||RameswarChowdhari||Ayat Hossain Shuva|