810 students participate in this Third Edition of the Quiz

Coimbatore, 07 February 2015: Facing a heavy competition from the other 5 finalist schools, the team “Not Just Spectators” (comprising Bragadeeswaran, Hari Krishnan & Sharat Chandra from GKD Matric Higher Secondary School) bagged the first position in the third edition of the Murugappa Kovai Quotient Quiz held in PSG College Auditorium today. They have won this championship for the second time in a row. The team “Rocking Quizzers” (comprising Jeevesh, Ashwat Sibi & Naresh from Vidya Niketan Public School) and “Quizzically Impaired” (comprising Akash Kumar, Muhilan and Siddharth Pratap from PSBB Millennium) were the runners-up. A total of 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 KR Chandrasekaran, Chief Operating Officer of TI Cycles India, and Dr Sreeram Srinivasan, President & Executive Director, Shanthi Gears Ltd. Buoyed by the very encouraging response from the schools, students and parents, this Quiz has become an annual fixture in the Schools Calendar of Coimbatore. The next edition of this Quiz was announced to be held on the first Saturday of February 2016, i.e. on 6 February 2016.

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 two years, and the 2015 edition is its third year. It will be 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.

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.