National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) at IIT Kanpur is conducting an inter school quiz competition on Earthquake Tips, the preliminary round of which was held on November 08, 2010 at M.L.Khanna DAV Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi and the final round of which will be conducted on 26 Jan 2011 at Outreach Auditorium, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur.
A need has been felt for long to include school children, who are the future builders of the country, in the activity of furthering the cause of seismic safety towards ensuring an earthquake resistant built environment in the country, which is also the mandate of NICEE. There has been overwhelming response from the schools for registering for the quiz. The registering schools were given 50 copies of “Earthquake Tips” by Dr. CVR Murty, to be used for selecting a team of four participants from each school from Class VII to Class XI.
In the preliminary round of the quiz which was held on November 08, 2010 six schools of Delhi, viz. DAV Public School, Dwarka; Shivvani Model School, ITL Public School, Pragati Public School, Indraprastha International School and Venkateshwar International School participated. The winning team of DAV Public School, Dwarka was represented by Mr. Tarun Kumar, Mr. Anal Kumar Shahi, Mr. Ajay Yadav & Mr. Amit Thakur. They have qualified for the final round which is scheduled to be held on 26 January,2011 .
The quiz had four rounds viz. Round Robin, Picture Round, Rapid Fire Round and Lucky number Round. The questions were based on the publication “IITK- BMTPC Earthquake Tips” by Dr. CVR Murty. The winning team scored 100 points (scored for the first time in the history of NICEE Quiz Competition ). Indraprashta International School came second scoring 42 points and Venkateshwar International School came third with 35 points.
In addition, the preliminary rounds will also be held in Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Rampur, Chandigarh and Gorakhpur. The winners of preliminary rounds will have a grueling contest for supremacy on 26 January.
This is an annual event of NICEE with the final round of quiz being held on 26 January every year to commemorate the devastating Bhuj Earthquake of 2001. For further details and queries, if any, please contact, Suresh Ailawadi, Consultant, NICEE at 9450162502 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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