Bhavans (Middle East) Inter-school Quiz


Indian Learners Own Academy

Jleeb, November 23, 2019: The first edition of BISQ, Bhavans (Middle East) Inter-school Quiz, a ravishing quizzing extravaganza incorporating the fascinating technology, and the latest trends in the arena of quizzing was hosted by Indian Education School, Kuwait in the beautiful morning of November 23, 2019 in the IES auditorium. The finalists of BISQ 2019 in Kuwait, battled with the teams from U.A.E and Bahrain who joined them online, in the first inter-school GCC quiz ever organized by an Indian school in the Middle East.

The events of the day commenced with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran followed by the Kuwait National Anthem. The ceremonial lamp was then conjointly lit by the Chief Guest, Mr. Rajesh Nair, Principal, The Indian Community School (Amman Branch), Dr. Mary Isaac, Vice Principal, The Indian Community School (Amman Branch), Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal, IES, Mr. Mahesh Iyer, Principal, Smart Indian School and Ms. Rathi Raveendran, Principal, Jack and Jill, Mangaf. A brief introduction to BISQ was given by Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar, the Vice Principal CCA, IES.

IFL Kuwait

The floor was then set on fire by the ardent quiz masters Mr. Sriee Aswathaman, Ms. Jezy Joseph, and the vibrant quizzers. The mega quiz contest consisted of five amazing rounds. The various rounds were MELA - Literature and Art, Music and Entertainment, Qrious - Science & Technology/Computers & Gadgets, Sports/History & Geography and InQUIZitive. 

After a spiffing nerve-racking quizzing session, Mr. T. Premkumar, Principal of IES, announced the names of the winners amidst thunderous applause. The incredible quizzers of The Indian Community School, Amman Kuwait won the first position with 120 points. The second position was bagged by the dazzling stars of The New Indian School, Bahrain with 110 points. The outstanding trio from Indian Learners Own Academy, Kuwait won the third place with 100 points.

IFL Kuwait

The ultimate champions of the day, Alvin Jerry, Isaam Thalhath and Caleb Kurian George of The Indian Community School, Amman Kuwait were presented with a trophy, certificates and a cash prize of USD 1000. The first runners up, S. Prahatheeswar, Athiban Sharaon Arul and Prince Prakash of The New Indian School, Bahrain, were awarded a cash prize of USD 750 and Ebin Babu, Chris Geo Biju and Faed Ahnaf of Indian Learners Own Academy, the second runners up, a cash prize of USD 500. The winners, the first and second runners up were also accorded mementos and certificates. The Chief Guest, Mr. Rajesh Nair addressed the majestic gathering applauding the brilliantly talented and passionate quizzers and the organizers whose tremendous efforts have borne fruit. Encouraging the other teams, he said that FAIL simply means first attempt in learning. Hence those who have failed too deserved the same rapturous applause.

Mr. N.K. Ramachandran Menon, the Chairman, Bhavans Middle East, presented the Chief Guest a memento as a token of Bhavan’s reverential gratitude and love. A new feather in Bhavan’s cap – BISQ 2019 culminated with the singing of the Indian National Anthem. Liana Maria Joseph, the School Head Girl delivered the welcome address and Mr. Sriee Aswathaman, the Coordinator of BISQ, proposed the vote of thanks. Aaron Yohann Thomas and Sana Nazim Parkar, the students of Grade 11, were the emcees for the day.

- Saji Joseph (Department of English)

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