Bhubaneswar, Oct 16: St Thomas Convent, Balasore emerged state champions in the Indian National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage Quiz contest.
The INTACH, Odisha Chapter, held the Finals of the State level inter-school quiz competition on Sunday at the Blossoms School, Bhubaneswar.
The INTACH National Heritage Quiz is the biggest event of its type held on a pan-India level. It is an effort to raise awareness and cultivate affection for cultural and architectural heritage, the organisers informed.
The Quiz was based on the heritage and culture of India, and aimed to increase awareness about our glorious nation among school children. Students from classes 7th to 10th were eligible to participate in teams of two.
In an exciting show-case of knowledge and heritage, the State Final Round saw the emergence of St Thomas Convent, Balasore as the victor, securing their place in the next round which is the National Level Quiz.
The questions asked during the quiz comprised from various topics like India’s heritage, history, crafts, art forms, architecture, wildlife sanctuaries, National parks, cultural heritage, art-forms, dances etc. with a special focus on Odisha’s legacy and famous personalities.
Altogether it was a passionate approach which was put forward as a learning experience for the students. Quizmaster Bivash Rath Attreya conducted the quiz.