Ghaziabad: KIET Group of institutions in collaboration with the Department of PR & International Relations and Quizzinga (The Quiz Club of KIET) organized a two-day inter-school quiz competition entitled “Manthan” on August 17th and 18th, 2022 wherein 120+ students from 30+ teams from different states of India participated and won exclusive awards and gifts.
The major highlight of the event was Team MBCN from Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan School, Noida, that is a school for specially-abled students. Teams from this school participated in a special segment of quiz and volunteered for rap and singing performances too. One of the teams won the special quiz and a cash prize of Rs. 2100 along with goodie bags.
The event was inaugurated by the thought-provoking speech of Dr. A Garg, Director, KIET Group of Institutions. He addressed the problems and challenges of skill development and employment in India that requires a bond between school, college and the industry. “The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) or the percentage of students belonging to the eligible age group enrolled in higher education is 27.1% in 2019-20, which has seen a rise from 26.3% in 2018-19 and 24.3% in 2014-2015” he added. To increase it, we have to focus on school students and inspire them for higher education.
Dr. Manoj Goel, Joint Director shared views on 75th Independence Day and connected the event with all-inclusive development of country. The National Education Policy (NEP) is to be implemented both in schools and colleges with skills development and outcome-based learning. He thanked the esteemed sponsors, Prithvi Abhyudya Association India (PAAI), Mr. Vikas Nagru from Brain Infinity and Mr. Sushil Khare, Director, Make My School Trip.
Mr. Vikas Nagru delivered an impressive talk on Tune Your Brain that was appreciated by all in the event. Similarly, Mr. Komal Mehrotra delivered a lecture on Career Counselling.
Dr. Preeti Chitkara, Head PR & International Relations, extended cordial welcome to all the students, their teachers, and the team members and coordinators of the event. She insisted on quality education and skills required for a successful placement. She along with the management and leaders of the institute congratulated the winners of the national quiz event, The Mavericks from Dewan Public School, Meerut, Oak Grove School, Mussorie (Runner-Up Team 1) and K.L International School, Meerut (Runner-Up Team 2) that won a cash prize of 11K, 7K, and 5K respectively. The chief guest Mr. Sumit Kumar Kasana, Manager IOCL & Alumnus, KIET graced the valedictory session and blessed the students with his words.
Ms. Neelam Rawat, Assistant Head PR took the opportunity to thank the Management, Director, Joint Director, Head PR & International Relations, Quizzinga team all student and faculty coordinators, student participants, principals, teachers along with ITSS, Purchase, and Admin department for their kind support to make the event a grand success.