Coimbatore, 06 February 2016 : With a steady performance all through the evening, the six finalist teams of the fourth edition of the Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz battled it out for cycles, trophies, medals and various other prizes. Facing a heavy competition from the other 5 finalist schools, the team “Not Just Spectators” (comprising Bragadeeswaran, Hari Krishnan & Sathyanarayanan from GKD Matric Higher Secondary School) bagged the first position, winning this championship for the third time in a row. The team “Quizzically Impaired” (comprising Akash Kumar, Muhilan and Siddharth Pratap from PSBB Millennium) and the team “Men in Blue” (comprising Jeevesh, Raghul and Abhineeth from Vidya Niketan Public School) were the runners-up. A total of around 810 students from schools in and around Coimbatore district 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 Rajiv Moorthy, CEO of Shanthi Gears Ltd.
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 Twitter-based promotions.
About the Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz
The Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz has completed three years, and the 2016 edition is its fourth year. It was anchored by renowned quizmaster Dr Navin Jayakumar and is brought to Coimbatore by the Murugappa Group. This is part of the successful Murugappa Quiz series which has seen four successful editions in Chennai.
The first edition of the Coimbatore-centric Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz was held in February 2013, with the students from Sri Sowdeswari Vidyalaya, GD Matriculation HSS and SBOA Matriculation HSS winning the top 3 prizes. The second edition was held in January 2014, in which the students of GKD Matriculation HSS, SJN School Kallar and GD Matriculation HSS won the top 3 prizes. . The third edition held in February 2015 had around 270 teams participating, out of which the teams from GKD Matric Higher Sec School, Vidya Niketan Public School and PSBB Millennium won the top 3 prizes.
About Murugappa Group
Founded in 1900, the INR 269 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine 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., Parry Sugar industries Ltd, Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.
Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Transmission systems, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies such as Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), Yanmar & Co. and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG). The Group has a wide geographical presence all over India and spanning 6 continents.
Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The Group fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.