By Pallavi Veena Rajkumar

The Department of Commerce of IES conducted the Business Quiz programme in the school auditorium on October 30, 2019.  The event was held during the afternoon for an hour. The programme was kicked off by Vishnupriya Rajkumar of 12C extending a warm welcome to all. The quiz was hosted by Theresa Ajai and Jericca Merryl Antony of 12C. The judges of the day were Mr. Susanth K. V., a member of the Department of Commerce and Mr. Sriee Aswathaman of the Department of French. There were 6 teams, each team consisting of a grade 11 student and a grade 12 student who were selected through the prelims round conducted prior to the summer vacations. The teams included Deepak Rengaraj and Rohan Sunil, Nandakrishnan Mukundhan and Justin Ignatius, Zahra Fazly and Ali Contractor, Julian Gigimon and Abdulla Yusuf, Issac John and Sreenath Prithviraj and Rubyna Akther and Hanisha Shevkani. The quiz commenced with the first round of logo identification which tested the participants’ skills to identify logos of famous businesses. To make the show more interesting and competitive, teams were eliminated after each round based on their scores. After the elimination, the second round of personality identification took place, followed by the acronyms round, brand identification round, rapid fire round and the advertisement identification round. For the last three rounds, there were only two teams left on stage. After the quiz was done, Adweith Gokul of 12C delivered the vote of thanks thanking everyone who helped in making this programme a great success. Later, Mr. Sriee Aswathaman announced the results of the quiz. The 3rd place was shared by two teams, Julian Gigimon and Abdulla Yusuf and Issac John and Sreenath Prithviraj with 30 points each, the second place was won by Zahra Fazly and Ali Contractor with 90 points and the first place by Deepak Rengaraj and Rohan Sunil with 150 points.  The Business Quiz was a momentous event which taught the students new facts about the ever-changing business world. It showed them how important commerce is in the running of the world and its economy.

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