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Posted at: Apr 19, 2017, 1:02 AM; last updated: Apr 19, 2017, 1:02 AM (IST)

Military college triumphs in inter-state quiz contest

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, April 18

Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) won the 17th All India Inter-School Challenge Quiz 2017 held on the college premises here yesterday.

However, in a rare show of generosity, the RIMC team, which was playing host, handed over the winning trophy to Pinegrove School, Solan, which came second after breaking the tie with Summer Valley which stood third. Thirty teams from various parts of the country participated in the quiz.

RIMC has been conducting quiz programmes for the last 16 years in a row and has become one of the best quizzing platforms in the Doon Valley. The quiz was conducted in two rounds. A preliminary round was held to shortlist candidates for the final. Six teams, which entered the finals, were Summer Valley, Pinegrove School, Solan, YPS, Patiala, Scholars’ Home, St Thomas College and the host RIMC.

On this occasion, Karamveer Lifetime Achievement Puraskaar awardee Gopal Krishnan Swamy, a retired economist, social activist, educationist, and founder and secretary of Purkal Youth Development Society, Dehradun, was the chief guest. He interacted with children who had come from all over India and advised them to imbibe good habits in life.

The quiz masters for the event were Taiyabba Khatoon and Thamil Selven while Karthik Chadala provided the technical assistance. Closing the programme, head of the institution Col Vivek Sharma, Commandant, RIMC, extended his heartfelt gratitude to all and sundry who contributed directly or indirectly for the success of the programme.

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