Nov 2013: Cycle Heritage Quiz captivates students of the Heritage City Mysore

Cycle Heritage Quiz enthralls Students of the Heritage City -Mysore

Mysore, 23 November, 2013: Cycle Pure Agarbathies, India’s largest incense stick brand, organized the Cycle Heritage Quiz 2013; India’s only quiz aimed at educating the students on the Heritage and Culture of our country at the Jaganmohan palace auditorium. This was the first time that the quiz was organized in Mysore. Titash Banerjea, Quizmaster and Manjunath of AIR Mysore kept the audience engrossed throughout the quiz. MLA M.K.Somashekar was the chief guest, Sri.R.Guru, Chairman, NR Group and Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Partner, Cycle Pure Agarbathies were present.

The Quiz has received an overwhelming response from across schools of Mysore City. The preliminary round quiz was organized at the respective schools where nearly 5000 students from Class 8-10 of 40 schools of the city took part. During the Finals held this morning only 6 teams Qualified and emerged as winners. All the questions of the quiz were related to the heritage of India including, epics, mythology, origins of festivals and traditions and more.

The Chief Guest, MLA M.K.Somashekhar, commented on the occasion, “The Cycle Heritage Quiz is a praiseworthy initiative undertaken by Cycle Pure Agarbathies. I am happy to be a part of this novel initiative. I would like to wish the students and the team of Cycle Pure Agarbathies the very best of luck.

The Cycle Heritage Quiz as a concept was initiated in 2011 with an objective of encouraging young minds to learn about the Country’s rich art forms, culture, tradition and history. 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, and Ahmedabad making it a national contest.

Staying true to its roots, Cycle Pure Agarbathies has always been committed towards preserving India’s cultures and traditions. Working towards revival of India’s various traditional arts, the company has organized several interesting campaigns such as the Rhythm Dhaker Ladai in Kolkata, which is an effort to preserve and uplift the dying art of Dhak; Sheri Garba in Gujrat, to resurrect the original style of Garba, now crushed under cross commercialization of present day Garba.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arjun Ranga, Managing Partner, Cycle Pure Agarbathies said, “Cycle Heritage Quiz was conceptualized with the aim to ignite the young minds about India’s rich tradition and heritage. We started this journey in 2011 and are overwhelmed with the response we have got for the event in the last couple of years and from the Heritage city of Mysore. I am amazed by the level of knowledge that is being cultivated by this young generation. We are happy to provide a platform for the students with this unique quiz show where they can battle their brains and at the same time learn more about the greatness of our country. We wish to carry this initiative further on and make it a bigger and a grander success”.

The Six Finalist Teams were:

1. Chinmaya Vidyalaya
2. Excel Public School
3. Sadvidya High School
4. CFTRI High School
5. Pramati Hill View Academy
6. Marimallappa High School

The winners of the Cycle Heritage Quiz – Mysore 2013 are as listed below:

Champion Team – Sadvidya High School – Sahmit Shekar & Mohammed Saidh

1st Runner up – Pramati Hill View Academy – Manoj Kashyap & Manoj kumar

2nd Runner up – Excel Public School – vijay Ravi and Manish A Kumar

Special Award – Chinmya vidyalaya

Special Award – CFTRI High School

Special Award – Marimallapa High School

About Cycle Pure Agarbathies:

‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ is manufactured by the Mysore-based NR Group. It is the leading agarbathi brand in India and is exported to various countries, worldwide. ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ has an array of agarbathies in the premium category: Rhythm, Woods, Flute and Three-in-One are the marquee brands.

The NR Group:

The NR Group, a business conglomerate headquartered in the quiet city of Mysore and founded in 1948, was the fulfillment of Sri N Ranga Rao’s dream of pioneering a new concept in manufacturing agarbathies (incense sticks) – in-house creation of fragrance. Makers of the well-known ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ the Group has forayed into other allied business activities: Perfumes and Electronics manufacturing services. It also runs several social initiatives some of them being Ranga Rao Memorial School for the Blind and ‘Cycle’ scholarship program