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Chaitanyas' sweep Hyderabad final
WINNER: Chaitanya Jr Kalasala - Siddhartha Rao and Upamanyu Dutta
RUNNER UP: Sri Chaitanya High School - Priyansh Shandilya and Akashdeep S


Year Sixteen of the TCS annual quiz for schools and the excitement was visible on the faces of all the youngsters eagerly awaiting the start of the quiz. Quizmaster Pickbrain started proceedings with a crisp introduction and moved on in very a business-like manner, clinical and swift with the prelim breezing through the 20 questions. Six schools that topped the prelim made it to the final.

DPS Nacharam - D Jayendra and Purvik Bhushan
Chirec Public School - Aryan Sinha and Rishavh Shukla
Chaitanya Jr Kalasala - Siddhartha Rao and Upamanyu Dutta
Little Flower - Md. Hashmi and Shivankh Singh
HPS Begumpet - Yashovardhan Shetty and Pranav Kandada
Sri Chaitanya High School - Priyansh Shandilya and Akashdeep S

The format of the final was absorbing. Powered by a sleek, animation software created by Blackboard Animations, a Bangalore based educational software company, the finalists and audience were at the edge of their seats.

As the rounds progressedthe quiz turned into a cliff-hanger with all the teams evenly placed at the end of the first few segments. The quality of answers underlined the ever increasing interest and comfort towards technology with students.

Three teams were in with a fair chance to win the quiz as it entered the final round. As the excitement mounted and the quiz inched to the final questions, it was a battle between the defending champions from Chaitanya Jr. Kalasala,the duo from HPS and a determined team from Chaitanya High School. The defending champions showed their experience and sealed the quiz in style while the Chaitanya School team took a chance on the final question to emerge runner up.

The guest of honour Mr.Jayesh Ranjan (IAS) Secretary - Information Technology, Govt. of Telangana advised the students to use their interest and build their careers while Mr.Rajanna the Head of TCS Hyderabad underlined that the future will be digital and that it is an area of both strength and interest for the youngsters, inferring that they have a bright future.

Quotes @ Hyderabad
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, (IAS) Secretary - Information Technology, Govt. of Telangana
"The students to use their interest and build their careers".

Mr.Rajanna, the Head of TCS Hyderabad
"The future will be digital and that it is an area of both strength and interest for the youngsters, inferring that they have a bright future".


Champions,Chaitanya Jr Kalasala - Siddhartha Rao and Upamanyu Dutta


Runner Up, Sri Chaitanya High School - Priyansh Shandilya and Akashdeep S