The first day of Illume, the annual national quiz festival of SRCC, witnessed students’ participation in three quizzes. Bizgust, the business quiz, Fastrack, the general quiz and Incredible India, the India quiz were the events scheduled for the day. Three hundred teams which took part in the online prelims from all over the country finally got shortlisted to six teams for both the business and general quiz after multiple rounds of quizzing.
Mr. Parnab Mukherjee, who is considered one of the best live quiz masters in the country was the quizmaster for the event.
After the brain racking sessions of the final rounds including the audio visual rounds, the winners were announced. The first position in the business quiz was grabbed by Atishay Sehgal, Fardeen Majumdar and Mukund Marodia. The second position was a tie between two teams. One team comprised of Rahul, Sahil and Umang while the other was formed by Abhishek, Altaf Majeed and Soumya Sagar.
Piyush Goel, Sumit Anand and Kartik Puri emerged as the winners of the India quiz. Ukund Marodia, Fardeen Majumdar and Vasant Surdeo stood second whike Anindita Basu, Abhishek Mishra and Partik Panda stood third.
The winners of the business quiz, also grabbed the prizes in the general quiz. Yes, in the end it were Atishay Sehgal, Fardeen Majumdar and Mukund Marodia who walked away with the General Quiz winning title.
On being asked about the experience, the team from DPS Siliguri said, “We have no regrets in having travelled all the distance to make it to the event because of the massive learning experience offered by it. The hospitality was amazing and the name Parnab Mukherjee itself defines the level of competition.”
Kanika, a member of the organising team, says,”The response for the event was very good. We got a lot of participants from various schools and colleges in NCR region, Kolkata, Siliguri etc. The overall footfall was around 600-700 students and the experience of having Mr. Parnab Mukherjee was amazing. He is an inspiring and energetic individual.”