Coimbatore, 2 February 2013: After a set of nerve-wracking final rounds, the team “#include<brain.h>” (comprising Sairam, Rathna Subramanian and Aravind from Sri Sowdeswari Vidyalaya) emerged champions in the first edition of the Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz today. Team “The Thunderbolts” (comprising Hari Chidambaram, Santosh Krishna and Aravinda Lochanan from GD Matriculation HSS) and Team “Ithukku peruthaan Coimbatore Quiz-umbu” (comprising Tomy Sam, Sathya Mukesh and Surya Narayanan from SBOA Matriculation HSS) were the runners up. A total of 274 teams from around 55 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. Several members of the audience won prizes for the various questions asked by the Quizmaster Dr Navin Jayakumar. The prizes were distributed by Mr. L Ramkumar, Managing Director of the Tube Investments of India.
Organised by the Murugappa Group, the quiz was based on the various aspects of life, nature and history of Coimbatore and its surrounding regions. The programme was attended, among others, by teachers, parents, quizzing enthusiasts and members of the media.
About Murugappa Group
Founded in 1900, the Rs. 22314 Crores (USD 4.4 billion) Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including ten listed Companies actively 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., Tube Investmesnts of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.
Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilizers, 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.