IES Hosts the Preliminary Round of KQ Matters, 2016

Indian Educational School (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) organised the preliminary round of the Seventh Edition of KQ Matters, an illuminating mega interschool contest for the dauntless quizzers of Kuwait on May 14, Saturday in the school premises. 108 students in 54 teams from 10 schools from all over Kuwait attended the prelims of this mega quizzing combat.

The contest had its formal inauguration in the presence of a large gathering comprising students, parents, teachers, and other well-wishers in the auditorium. The event was honoured by the presence of Mrs. Rathi Ravindran, the Principal, Jack n Jill, Mrs. Rajni Menon, the Supervisor, Bhavan’s Pearl Nursery, Mrs. Anita Sadanand, Mrs.Lalitha Premkumar, and Mr. Suresh V Balakrishnan, the Vice Principals of Bhavans Kuwait, and the Supervisor Management.

The events of the day commenced auspiciously with the recitation of the Holy Quran which was followed by the rendition of the Kuwait National Anthem by the minstrels of the school choir. The lighting of the ceremonial lamp was conjointly performed by the Principal, vice principals and the Coordinator of KQ Matters 2016, Mr. Sunil Kumar Menon. After the prayer song was rendered by the school choir, the prestigious gathering was welcomed by Elizabeth Gigi, a member of the student council.

Prior to the test, the participants were briefed on the instructions to be followed while taking the test. The test, conducted in pairs, extended for 50 minutes with 40 questions comprising current affairs, entertainment, sports, science and technology, mathematics, social science, literature and information technology. While the students were busy with the test, the teacher escorts and the enthusiastic parents were kept busy with the screening of the video of ‘Bhavyam’, the tenth anniversary celebrations of Bhavans Kuwait. Mr.Vivek. P, a teacher of the KQ team read out the answers to all the 40 questions so as to ensure transparency and fairness. The contestants were given ample time to discuss their answers with the KQ research team.

The result was declared by Mr.T.Premkumar, the Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kuwait amidst thunderous applause. Out of 54 teams of unflinching quizzers from 10 schools, 6 schools qualified to the grand finale of KQ Matters, 2016. The six prestigious school teams, viz. Gulf Indian School, Indian Learners Own Academy, Carmel School, United Indian School, Indian Academy School – Don Bosco and Indian Educational School, the host were congratulated with a formal letter of appreciation.

The Principal, while addressing the gathering, focused on the importance of reading newspaper and getting updated timely. He also urged the winners to use time constructively and wisely for the preparation for the grand finale, which would be held in September. Vijay Anand (8D), the Deputy House Captain, Tapas proposed the vote of thanks. Mitsumi and Auroshika of Grade 10 were the emcees of the program. The preliminary round of the seventh edition of KQ Matters concluded with the singing of the Indian National Anthem.