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Over 1,000 children turn ‘Spell Bees’

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WHIZ KIDS:WIZ National Spell Bee contest is in progress at Orchard School at K.K.Nagar in Tiruchi on Saturday.— PHOTO: M. MOORTHY
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The K.K. Nagar premises of Orchard Matriculation Higher Secondary School was a hive of activity as over 1,000 students from 19 schools in and around Tiruchi participated in the State-level English spelling contest on Saturday.

Organised by Wiz National Spell Bee, the local branch of the Kolkata-based English Wizard Foundation, the event saw the launch of an online tutorial service called Spellzone.

The contest, which included written and oral exams, was open to students of Classes 1 to 12, who were tested from the age-appropriate preparatory word list booklets given at the time of registration.

According to the organiser’s records, 1,015 students had registered to attend the mega event.

In the exams that started at 8.30 a.m. and went on until 5 p.m., besides dictation, students had to correct spellings, identify homophones, rhyme words, and name synonyms and antonyms, and attempt to give the apt word in a sentence.

Cash prizes were given to the first four rank holders in each of the six categories.

In order to be eligible for yesterday’s event, the participants had to pass qualifying tests at the school and inter-school levels.

Students from the following schools took part at the district-level test this year: Campion Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Orchard Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Amrita Vidyalayam, Kamala Niketan Montessori School, Cauvery Global School, St. Joan of Arc International School, Sri Vignesh Vidyalaya, Koothur, Sree Vageesha Vidyashram, Sowma Public School, Manapparai, Sri Guru Matriculation School, Manapparai, Sri Guru Vidhyalaya (CBSE), Manapparai, Lakshmi Matriculation School, Manapparai, Alpha Wisdom Vidhyasharam, Sri Sivananda Balalaya, SBIOA Matriculation Higher Secondary School, SBIOA CBSE School, Aurobindo International Senior Secondary School, Holy Cross Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Somarasanpettai, and Samadh Senior Secondary School.

Spellzone, a subscription-based online resource, was launched at mid-day by the chief guest Ms. R. Jayalakshmi, Assistant Elementary Educational Officer – Nursery, in the presence of officials of the host school.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/over-1000-children-turn-spell-bees/article8515174.ece


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:25 am 
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Applications invited for contests in music

Rasika Ranjana Sabha has invited applications for its annual contests in Carnatic vocal and instrumental music to be held in June under the sub-Junior (6 years to 10 years), Junior (10 years to 15 years) and Senior (15 years and above) categories.

A quiz on Carnatic music will be the new attraction in this year’s programme.

In the junior category in vocal music, 12 competitions will be held under 12 different composers.

Apart from first, second and third prizes for each competition, the overall winner will be awarded the L.V Memorial Shield.

In the senior vocal category, 35 different competitions will be held.

The prestigious ‘Sangeetha Sri’ award will be bestowed on the winner who participates in 24 competitions, and stands first overall.

Instrumental music competitions will be held for violin, flute, veena and mirudhangam under the categories sub-junior, junior and senior. Application forms for the contests are to be obtained either in person from the Sabha office on W.B. Road, (4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on all days except Sunday) or by emailing rrsabha @gmail.com.

Completed forms (along with age proof certificate for sub-juniors and juniors) should be submitted with fees to the Sabha’s office by May 28. The competitions are not open to previous winners in the same category.

Contestants for the Sangeetha Sri title should come prepared to answer queries by judges on their song presentation.

For contest-related queries, Sabha secretary N. Sekhar may be contacted on 9443559508. The tentative starting date of the competitions is June 11, according to a press release from the Sabha. Prizes will be distributed in August.

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Young World Painting Contest finals

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The finals of The Hindu Young World Painting Competition 2016, presented by Thyrocare, will be held at Cauvery College for Women at Annamalai Nagar in the city on Sunday (March 20).

The contest is held in two categories of Juniors: students of class 4 to 6 and seniors: classes 7 to 9.


Students selected for the finals from the preliminary round have been intimated by e-mail individually. They should come to the venue with the intimation letter. The contest will start at 9.30 a.m. and shortlisted students should report at the venue by 9 a.m.

Topics and drawing sheets will be given at the venue. Sketch and marker pens should not be used. The decision of the judges will be final and binding on all contestants. The paintings will become the sole property of The Hindu and will not be returned.

M. Vasuki, Deputy Director General (Engineering), All India Radio, Tiruchi, will be the chief guest for the valediction and distribute prizes at around 1 p.m. at the venue. Besides prizes for the top three in each category, consolation prizes will also be given. All participants will be given participation certificates.

Thyrocare is the presenting sponsor for the contest. Cauvery College for Women is the venue partner.

For clarifications, participants can contact K. Venkatesan by calling 9443180834.


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TechBusters

About TechBusters:
Are you a tech geek? Then, TechBusters is for you. It was conceptualized and implemented by Systems Committee members in 2015. It was a roaring success last year with around 150 participants pan India. With addition of poster designing event, we present you the upgraded Version 2.0.

TechBusters Events:
Event 1 - Online Quiz

To assess your depth of interest in trends and technologies in IT.
20 Questions to be answered in 15 min.
Quiz will happen on 28th Feb 10.00 p.m.
Guidelines for Quiz

Questions will be sent as a password protected pdf file on 28th Feb 9.30 p.m., along with the Google doc link for answering the quiz.
Password for the pdf files will be sent at 9.59 p.m. to your respective mail ids.
Register for Quiz @ http://goo.gl/forms/cQfwKsSQal

Event 2 - Poster Designing

To unleash the creativity within you.
Design a poster for the topic given and share the same in FB.

Full details @ http://www.bim.edu/index/techbusters.php

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BIM wins Trichy round of ET in Campus Quiz

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Audience too had their share of questions and the lucky ones walked away with prizes sponsored by Ramya's Hotel, Adolf Men's Wardrobe, DiMoRa Restaurant, Leather House and Tony & Guy.

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Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) emerged winners in the ET in Campus (ETiC) Quiz held in Trichy in a contest that saw a f keen fight among six competing teams.

A total of 215 teams participated in this year's Trichy edition of ETiC Quiz, which was held at National College.


The team from BIM, Trichy, was represented by Monish and Jai Prasanth. NIT, Trichy, represented by Rishi Rajasekharan and Subramaniyam, had to be content with the runners-up title. Sastra University won the third spot.This was followed by teams from Madurai Kamarajar University, CARE Group of Institution, and PRIST School of Business.

The rounds included visual and buzzer rounds and a special round based on the day's edition of The Economic Times.

Audience too had their share of questions and the lucky ones walked away with prizes sponsored by Ramya's Hotel, Adolf Men's Wardrobe, DiMoRa Restaurant, Leather House and Tony & Guy.

P Gunasekaran, pro-vice chancellor of VIT University, Chennai, presented the prizes to the winners.

The event was jointly organised by The Economic Times and VIT Business School, Chennai.

The next round of ETiC Quiz will be held on Thursday, February 25, at the Chennai campus of VIT Business School.

The Chennai round will be followed by all-South finals represented by the winning teams from Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Trichy and Chennai.



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Economic Times Quiz Contest at Trichy ---Tommorrow at National College


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Unique painting competition conducted

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With a view to raise awareness among the people, students in particular, about the importance of protecting the gift of vision, an unique painting competition was held jointly by the Child Development Committee of Rotary International District 3000 here on Thursday.

The event was organised in association with the St.John’s Vestry Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School and the Mahatma Eye Hospital.

Students from different schools participated in the event christened, ‘Kangal Irandaal,’ with their eyes folded with a piece of cloth. “It was a challenge but many students participated enthusiastically in it,” said Allirani Balani, Chairman of the Committee. The awareness programme on eye donation was also organised as part of the event.

The event was intended to create an awareness of the importance of good vision, she said and hoped that it was informative and guide students in protecting their eyes.

A. Jaya, Mayor, Kalaiarasi, Additional Chief Educational Officer (Sarva Siksha Abhiyan) and Grace Charlotte Thamburajan, Headmistress of St. John’s Vestry Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, spoke and appreciated the effort by the Committee.

K.S. Suganya, Ophthalmologist from Mahatma Eye Hospital, in a special lecture on ‘Eye care’, gave tips to the students on eye care. Eye care was essential for achieving good academic records, she said. A free eye-screening camp was also organised as part of the programme.


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New season of 'ET in Campus Quiz'

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The arrival of a new calendar year brings in the moment that quiz aficionados in the college circuit of the southern region await eagerly: the ET in Campus Quiz. The ETiC Quiz 2016 will be held across six centres: Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Trichy. An all-south finale will be held in Chennai on February 25, 2016.

ET in Campus is the longest running programme for students in colleges across the south, especially for those studying management and engineering.


It has grown over the course of more than a decade.

The ETiC Quiz is a battle of wits - a business quiz with a skew towards general knowledge.

It is challenging, yet exciting and fun at the same time. Questions are hand-picked from the regular issue of The Economic Times.

The ETiC Quiz is conducted by The Times Group in association with VIT Business School, Chennai Campus.

The renowned Lloyd Saldhana will be the quiz master for this year's edition. The quiz will have a written elimination round followed by on-stage finals.

All bona fide college students are eligible to participate. Spot registration at the venue will also be accepted.

This is your chance to bring glory to your institute and win lots of prizes and gifts.

So, join the quiz fever and feel the excitement. The quiz kicks off on February 12, 2016 at Amjad Ali Khan College of Business Administration, Ghulam Ahmed Auditorium, Hyderabad.


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