For the eighth year the Indian Association in Dubai conducted a general knowledge quiz yesterday in which schoolchildren from 27 schools nationwide took part.
K.V. Shankar, Secretary Coordinator of the association, said that the quiz was a general knowledge exercise and not restricted to Indian issues. "It is organised to bring together the spirit of competition among the young generation taking part in the event."
The quiz had four categories: junior and senior for girls and junior and senior for boys. "Each school has a team of four students who are trained by their teacher who attends the quiz.
"We began preparing for this event three months ahead. All schools received invitations and they had to confirm their participation and submit a list of their team and the teacher who trains them for the quiz," Shankar said.
"Every year we give away trophies to all the winners in each category, their teachers and the school," he said. "But, this year there was more in store for the winners who received, along with the trophies, precious gifts including cameras and wrists watches, which were given to the winners in a ceremony after the quiz by Indian Consul-General Ashok Mukherjee."
This year's winners in the junior girl's category was the Sharjah Indian School, a first time winner; with Modern High School Dubai in second place and the Abu Dhabi Indian School in third.
In the senior girl's category, the Abu Dhabi Indian School came top followed by the ndian High School Dubai and the Dubai Scholars Private School in second and third place respectively.
The junior boy's category was won by the Indian High School Dubai, with Our Own English High School Dubai coming in second and the Modern High School Dubai third. The senior boy's category was won by the Indian High School Dubai with the Modern High School Dubai in second place and the Dubai Scholars Private School in third.