Sunday, November 6, 2011

Motor Sports Quiz 2011

Hindustan University is in an upbeat mood as it is all set to celebrate the Valedictory Programme of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations. At this juncture the institution is even more thrilled to welcome the arrival of the first F1 Racing in India. Hindustan University is well known for encouraging and patronising sports for all the sports lovers in the city. Olympic Quiz was organised prior to the World Cup Football 2011. This is the second instance wherein this institution is hosting another quiz building up the enthusiasm among sports lovers. CHICANE 2011, a unique Motor Sports Quiz was organized on 22nd October 2011 at the Bay Range Campus, Hindustan University, Chennai was organised by the School of Mechanical Sciences and School of Sports and Games in association with the Hindustan Sports Foundation to welcome the arrival of F 1 Racing in India.

Mr. Armaan Ebrahim, touted as the most promising racing driver in India today, Formula LGB Champion in 2004 , Formula Racer- India was the Chief Guest. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University and President of the Hindustan Sports Foundation presided over the function.

About the Motor Sports Quiz:

94 teams took part in the preliminary rounds where 20 questions were asked by the Quiz Master Dr. Sumanth Raman. 6 teams were qualified for the final rounds. There were 6 rounds of questions which included buzzer round and visual round. There were numerous questions related to Formula race. The Team ‘Hungry and Roaring’ represented by Mr. G. Sundar and Mr. S. Govindarajan secured first place scoring 120 points. Team ‘ Rally to fame’ represented by Mr. Rupesh Krishnan and Mr. Pratik Khanna students of KCTech and Hindustan University secured second place with 105 points and Team ‘ Hindustan Riders’ represented by Mr. Venkateswaran and Mr. Bala Yogesh of Hindustan University clinched the third place scoring 70 points.

All the winning teams received prize money and premium tickets for F1 race to be held at New Delhi from the Chief Guest and Formula racer Armaan Ebrahim. He appreciated the efforts of Hindustan University and Sports Foundation for promoting various sports. He also expressed his happiness that this quiz was organised at the most appropriate time to boost up the youngsters and highlight the importance of the motor sports at a juncture when F 1 Racing enters the portals of our nation for the first time.

Mr. Ashok Verghese appreciated Mr. Armaan Ebrahim for gracing the occasion and he wished him many more success.

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