Indian School Darsait engage full heartedly in mind game
Times News Service
Muscat: Junior and senior students of Indian School Darsait put their quizzing prowess to test at the prelims of the Times of Oman Inter School Quiz Contest (TOOISQC) held at the school yesterday.
From the outstanding response from the school it was evident that driven by an unending thirst for knowledge, quizzing is a passion for students and its teachers.
Dr Sridevi P Thashnath, principal, Indian School Darsait, said, “We geared up with excitement and enthusiasm to participate in the much-awaited Times of Oman Quiz which is the one of most prestigious events in the Sultanate of Oman. With a range of emotions, our children welcomed quiz master Lloyd Saldanha who enthralled them with tricky questions that intrigued and excited them further. Every team will try their level best with bated breath at the mage prelims and prelims so as to fit in the battle with the most crowd captivating person and the ruler of quizzing- Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam.”
Quiz master Lloyd Saldanha covered a wide range of topics which the students answered with a lot of enthusiasm.
Saldanha said, “Like clock-work ISD was well organised and the teams came well prepared. It's the ability to think outside the box that helps teams to answer the tougher questions and I must add that both the sections from ISD did exceedingly well in that aspect.”
Dr Sathish Nambiar, managing director of Eventful /DOC LLC said, “At Indian School Darsait it was evident that there is a culture and desire to learn and know. It was heartening to see the great response from the students and excellent arrangement from the school. We are happy to be associated with this quiz primarily because it is an intellectual, classy and is the most keenly contested quiz programme for schools across Oman. This quiz is an opportunity to recognise and encourage bright minds on a large platform.”
Times of Oman has outsourced the organising of the 2017 edition of the interschool quiz to leading event management company, Eventful/Doc LLC.
A student who participated said, “Times of Oman inter school quiz is a good quiz with really good quiz masters and the exposure we get to great information here is really awesome.”
Oman's favourite quiz master Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramaniam in a recent interview had said, "The school and teacher are also the principle motivators for a programme such as this. If they provide or nudge their children to just take part once, that is enough for the child to get hooked on for a long time. Schools have also ensured especially at the school level of the quiz, that it gets all the support they can give to ensure several kids get a chance to take part."
The fact that Indian School Darsait teachers and parents have been helping their children cultivate a liking for non-academic reading and browsing, not only from a quiz point of view but from an information appreciation point of view, was palpable at the prelims centre.
Mega Prelims Qualifiers
Indian School Darsait– Juniors
SR. NO. PARTICIPANT 1 PARTICIPANT 2
1 Alok Sachin Aditya C. M.
2 Alwin Thomas Akshay Sabu
3 Alfred Joseph AvinashSankar
4 Vishal Sreekumar Varun S. Nair
5 Alffin Poly Muhammed Irfan K. M.
6 Abhinav Raghu Raj Anil Kumar Ravat
7 Abhiram Deepak Kashinath
8 TenilBinjo NayanShaji
9 Austin Joseph P. Angel Joseph P.
10 Aboul Rahman Siddik Sebi P. Kuriakose
11 Akhilesh K. B. Deivarajan
12 Nathaniel G. P. Mohammed Farhan G.
13 Saujanya Anand Avani Jayant Manglurkar
14 Jessica Mariam Jigu Anjali Bobby
15 Erin Maria Mejo RishanAchath
16 Aldrin TarsonAloor Aaron Paul Tony
17 G. Ananth Krishnan Ishaan
18 Musthafa S. V. Eben Varghese
19 Mohammed Nazeer Abbas Ahmed Geet Ambalal Patil
20 Sara Ann Johnson Merisa Rachel Joseph
21 RuhabaSaheb ZuwainaMannan
22 Muhammed Shaaz Achintyaa Dinesh
23 Visvajeeth Kumar Dharshan Kumar
24 Emmanuel Johny Abhinav Rajesh
25 NandhanaShaju Angeline Mathew
Indian School Darsait– Seniors
SR. NO. PARTICIPANT 1 PARTICIPANT 2
1 Hari Krishnan Lal Pillai Sneha Ann Reji
2 Hani P Jamal VaishakSrikumar
3 Naveen Maitreyee
4 Joel Jojo Saran S
5 Satvik Mishra ThanoojKambrath
6 Shivakrishna Manoj Allen SiviDevasi
7 Angitha Ann Tom Ameesha Ajay
8 Aditya Manoj Matthew K Alex
9 AmithPrashanth Abhijit Ayachit
10 Devansh Mohan Anandhadeyal
11 Neel Bharat Darren Lennie
12 Alan Mishael KP AnakhaMol Prakash
13 Nebin Mathai Mathew Vijin Vinod
14 AfnaanShafir Awkith Prakash
15 Aditya B Panicker Saunak Bhattacharya
16 Arun Prakash VyshakUllas