Shantiniketan hosted the Gandhi, Ambedkar and Constitution of India Quiz 2019, organized by Embassy of India – Doha, Qatar. Fifteen Indian Schools – SIS, BPS, DPS- MIS, MES, Bhavan’s public school, Rajgiri Public School, Greenwood International School, Pearl School, Scholars International, Olive International School, Ideal Public School, DMIS, Noble International School, Loyola International School, Alkhor International School, participated in the Inter-school Quiz, to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the 70th year of the Indian Constitution and the Ambedkar Jayanti.
The quiz competition was intended to spread awareness about the life and contributions of Gandhiji in the making of the Indian nation, create awareness about the various aspects of the working of the Indian Constitution and pay tribute to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution.
Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Kumar Dwivedi, the First Secretary (Culture & Education) graced the occasion with his benign presence as Indian school teams contested fiercely in three categories – Junior (VI – VIII), Senior (IX – XII) and the Teachers (nominated by schools). After a tough Preliminary round, six Teams from each category contested in the live quiz conducted by Quiz Masters Mr. Wayne Rodrigues (Junior Category), Mr. Austin Solomon (Senior Category) and Mr. Shakir Hussain (Teacher’s Category).
In the Junior Category, Shantiniketan Indian School emerged champion. DPS Modern Indian School came out winner in the Senior Category, Bhavan’s Public School got the first position in the Teacher’s Category. The Overall Champions trophy was won by Shantiniketan Indian School and the Runners up trophy was awarded to Ideal Indian School.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Hemant Dwivedi, highlighted the value of teachers in the education system. President – Mr. K.C. Abdul Latheef spoke on the value of justice as laid out in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution. Principal – Dr. Subhash Nair congratulated all the participating schools for their whole-hearted involvement and the active involvement of students as participants as well as audience.