Chennai, 06 September 2014 : Unbridled enthusiasm, squeals of cheer and a few groans over near-misses marked the 4th edition of the Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz held today at Sir Mutha Venkatasubbarao Auditorium. After the written prelims followed by a one-and-a-half hour Grand Finale, the team “Two and a half men” (comprising Pranav Hari, Visrudh and Ram Ananth from Maharishi Vidya Mandir Chetpet) emerged champions in the 2014 edition of the Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz today. The team “Jill Jung Juk” (comprising Dharanesh, Varn Suresh and Vigneshwara from PSBB Numgambakkam) and the team “What’s in a team name” (comprising Shubhankar Agrawal, VR Akash and Saikrishna from AMM Matriculation school) were the runners up. A total of 282 teams from 59 schools across Chennai participated in the written preliminary round, from which 6 teams were shortlisted for the Grand Finale. Several members of the audience also won prizes for the various questions asked by the Quizmaster Dr Navin Jayakumar. The prizes were distributed by Mr Ramesh KB Menon, the Director-HR of Murugappa Group.
Organised by the Murugappa Group as part of its contribution to the Madras Week celebrations, the 2014 edition of the Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz is the fourth edition in running. It was conducted for the first time in 2011 with 96 teams, and steadily grew in size to 212 teams in 2012, and 242 teams in 2013. This year 2014 edition has seen an increase to a total of 282 teams. This edition had innovative rounds like ‘Pictionary’, ‘Grid connect’ and a Live Round in addition to the usual rounds of quizzing. This year’s edition, marking the 375th birth anniversary of the city, was made more memorable because it was the same Quizmaster who had also conducted the Madras 350 Quiz, the first-ever corporate sponsored quiz in Chennai, which was held to commemorate the 350th birth anniversary of the city.
The Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz was one more tribute to the city of Madras on its 375th birth anniversary, in addition to the song-and-video tribute ‘The Madras Song’.
The programme was attended, among others, by the famed Chronicler of Madras Mr. S Muthiah, teachers, parents, quizzing enthusiasts and members of the media.
About Murugappa Group
Founded in 1900, the INR 243 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including ten 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, Transmission systems, 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 Advanced Materials, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), Yanmar & Co. and 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, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The organization fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.