Murugappa Group celebrates Madras Week 2015 with exciting events around intellect, music and food!

Many contests lined up, with exciting prizes to be won!


Chennai, 05 August 2015 : To celebrate Madras Week, the Murugappa Group has announced an interesting line up of contests. The Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz for school children, the Madras Quiz – an open quiz for all quizzers, the Madras Song – Sing it to win it Cover Contest for music enthusiasts and Baking MADras – The Baking Contest with a Twist, for foodies are all scheduled for this month. An array of prizes ranging from cash prize of rupees one lakh to gift vouchers and customized hampers are waiting to be won.

The contests also have unique award categories sponsored by the various businesses of the Group. The line-up for the Madras Song – Cover contest include; ‘Voice worth Insuring’ award from Chola MS General Insurance, ‘Voice with an edge’ award from CUMI Abrasives, ‘The Voice that will go places’ award from Parry Travels, ‘The Super Band Award’ from TI Cycles, ‘The most refreshing cover version’ award from Parry’s fresh tea’, and ‘The sweetest voice’ award from Parry’s Sugar.

Announcing this today, Ramesh KB Menon, the Director-HR of the Murugappa Group said “With the Murugappa Group’s long association with Madras, it is only befitting that we celebrate this wonderful city. This year’s contests are being organized as a celebration of the city’s love for music, food and knowledge. And this being the closure of the 375th year makes it even more special”.

Details of the contests

Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz 2015

  1. The fifth edition of The Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz will be held on Saturday, 22nd August 2015 at St. Bede’s Auditorium, Santhome. This Quiz will be conducted by Dr Navin Jayakumar.
  2. The Quiz is open to school children between classes 5 and 12 in and around the city of Madras.
  3. Prizes worth rs1 lakh to be won
  4. Last date to register – 14th August 2015
  5. For more details on registration and participation, is available at

The Madras Quiz

  1. The Madras Quiz organized by the Murugappa Group in association with the Quiz Foundation of India will be held on Sunday, 23rd August 2015. The venue will be announced shortly.
  2. The Quiz is conducted by Dr Sumanth C Raman, and is open to all quizzing enthusiasts in and around the city of Madras.
  3. Attractive prizes will be given away to the winning teams and the audience
  4. More details are available at

The Murugappa Madras Song – Sing it to Win it Cover Contest

  1. In 2014, the Murugappa Group launched the Murugappa Madras Song – a tribute to the city of Madras which went viral with over 400,000 views on YouTube.
  2. A cover contest (i.e., your unique version of the Murugappa Madras Song) – ‘Sing it to Win it’ has been announced as part of the Madras Week celebrations this year.
  3. Last date to participate – 12th August 2015
  4. For more information on the contest please

Baking MADras – The baking contest with a Twist

  1. The Murugappa Group in association with the Old Madras Baking Company have announced ‘Baking MAD’ras – The Baking Contest with a Twist’.
  2. The event will consist of three rounds – the last of which will be a live cook off
  3. Cash prize of 60,000, gift hampers and vouchers to be won
  4. Last date to participate – 20th August 2015
  5. For more details of the contest log on to the official Murugappa Facebook Page at

About Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 269Billion 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.,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, 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 6 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.

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