Cycle Heritage Quiz Enthralls Audience in its 5th Edition
Ramkrishna Misson Narendrapur emerged winner with D.P.S Ruby Park and Gokhale Memorial Girls School becoming the 1st and 2nd runners up respectively
Kolkata, 12th September, 2015: ‘Cycle Heritage Quiz’, presented by Cycle Pure Agarbathies, the world’s largest incense stick brand today returned to Kolkata with its 5th edition at the Kalamandir Hall. Cycle Heritage Quiz is the only quiz in the country focusing solely on the Heritage of India.
Promising actor Riddhi Sen of Open Tee Bioscope fame and his on screen mother Sudipta Chakraborty, a national award winning actress, graced the event as the Guests of Honour. The presence of Satyen Das as a very special guest who has conquered the highest motorable pass of Himalaya with his self remodeled rickshaw added more enthusiasm on the dais. Popular television personality Mir enthralled the audience as the Quiz Master for this year again.
Students of class VIII to class X forming over 352 teams from around 75 schools in the city participated in the preliminary round of the competition. Amongst them, only 6 teams made it to the final.
All the questions of the quiz were related to the heritage of India including, epics, mythology, origins of festivals and traditions and more. The awards were given away to contestants who had the most prolific knowledge on India’s rich art forms, culture, tradition and history.
The Guest of Honour, Sudipta Chakraborty, commented on the occasion, “The Cycle Heritage Quiz is a commendable initiative undertaken by Cycle Pure Agarbathies. I am happy to be a part of this unique initiative. I would like to wish the students and the team of Cycle Pure Agarbathies the very best of luck so that they can carry forward this novel endeavour.”
The Quizzing contest was initiated in 2011 with an objective to encourage young minds to battle their brains and at the same time learn more about our country’s rich art forms, culture, tradition and history.
In Addition to Trophies and Certificates 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize winners were rewarded with iPad Mini, HCL Me Tab, Fast Track Wrist Watch respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Partner, Cycle Pure Agarbathies, said “In this era of globalization, where our young generation is moving faster in a forward direction and are adapting to other cultures, the Cycle Heritage Quiz is an initiative to bring them face to face with India’s rich tradition and heritage. We started this journey in Kolkata in 2011 and are overwhelmed with the response from the students over the last four years. We wish to carry this initiative further on and make it bigger and a grander success”.
Following the success of its first edition in Kolkata, the Cycle Heritage Quiz has become an annual event and is now conducted in other cities also like Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi, Mysore, Indore and Ahmedabad making it a national affair. Last year, CHQ entered North East India with Guwahati for the first time.
Cycle Pure Agarbathies believes in preserving India’s cultures and traditions. It tries to revive lost arts and has organized several interesting campaigns that work towards preserving Indian traditions, and culture. Such as the RHYTHM Dhaker Ladai in Kolkata, which is an effort to preserve and uplift the dying art of Dhak. And Sheri Garba-in Gujrat, to resurrect the original style of Garba, now crushed under cross commercialization of present day Garba.
Through the Cycle Heritage Quiz, Cycle aims to restore the countries diminishing art, values and culture. The quiz will have questions on several themes like Heritage monuments, epics, Mythology, Origin of Festivals and Traditions and more.
The Six Finalist Teams were: Ramkrishna Misson Narendrapur ; D.P.S Ruby Park ; Gokhale Memorial Girls School; Adamas International School; Jadavpur Vidyapith and Bidya Bharati.
The winners of the Cycle Heritage Quiz – Kolkata 2015 are as listed below:
|Names of Schools||Names of Participants|
|Champion Team||Ramakrishna Mission, , Narendrapur||Prajwal & Suranjan|
|1st Runner up||D.P.S. Ruby Park||Debarshi & Rishiraj|
|2nd Runner up||Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School||Suhina & Anwesha|
About Cycle Pure Agarbathies
‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ is the flagship brand of Mysore-based NR Group, the world’s largest incense stick manufacturer. It has the largest market share in India and has established itself as a major incense product exporter. Established with the vision to satiate the incense needs of the customer’s ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ has wide array of products in its portfolio. In the in the premium category it serves customer through brands like Woods, Yogna, Dasara, Golden Flora, Eco – Ever classic originals and Lia. Three-in-One is the marquee brand and Rhythm, Good Luck, Bansuri, Godhuli, Sandalum, Heritage, Vasu 100, Morning Glory and NatyaKesari are some of the regular brands. Cycle Pure Agarbathies also caters to their discerning customers who look for Masala agarbathies with Pushkarni, Om Shanthi and Parampara
About NR Group
The Mysore-based NR Group was founded by Shri N. Ranga Rao in 1948. A true visionary and philanthropist, Shri.Ranga Rao created the ubiquitous Cycle Pure Agarbathies which has today become the largest selling incense stick brand in the world. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has evolved in to a successfully run business conglomerate with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into various business categories like functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and car-fresheners), wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances, floral extracts (NESSO) and Rangsons Electronics. The Group is also very committed to its social responsibilities and fulfils them through its charity arm ‘The NR Foundation’. The NR Group today is managed by the third generation of the Ranga family. For more information on the Group, please visit http://www.nrgroup.co.in/
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