Coimbatore, 25 January 2014: Putting up a steady fight with the other 5 finalist team, the team “Not just spectators” (comprising Bragadeeswaran, Harikrishna and Sharat Chandar from GKD Matriculation Higher Secondary School) bagged the first position in the second edition of the Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz held in CODISSIA today. The team “The Wolfpack” (comprising Narain Subramanian, kirubash and Vishal Krishna from SJN School, Kallar) and “Kovai Quizerables” (comprising Tarun Krishna, Hari Vignesh and Rahul from GD Maticulation Higher Secondary School) were the runners-up. Students from schools in and around Coimbatore, Nilgiris, Erode and Tiruppur districts participated in the written preliminary round, from which 6 teams were shortlisted for the Grand Finale. Members of the audience also won interesting prizes for the various questions asked by the Quizmaster Dr Navin Jayakumar. The prizes were distributed by Mr Ramesh Menon, Director – HR of the Murugappa Group and Dr Sreeram Srinivasan, President & Executive Director, Shanthi Gears Ltd. It was also announced that this Quiz will be held as an annual event, and will be scheduled for the first Saturday of every February.

Organised by the Murugappa Group, the quiz was based on the various aspects of life, nature and history of Coimbatore and its surrounding regions, and on Murugappa Group. The event was attended, among others, by teachers, parents, quizzing enthusiasts and members of the media. Several social media activities were conducted around the Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz, including a family photo contest and Twitter-based promotions.

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 225 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including eleven listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Sabero Organics Ltd., Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies like Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Crucible and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM). The Group has a wide geographical presence spanning 13 states in India and 5 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.