September 2013: CYCLE HERITAGE QUIZ 2013’ leaves Bangalore city enthralled

CYCLE HERITAGE QUIZ 2013’ leaves Bangalore city enthralled 

A riveting Heritage quiz by Cycle Pure Agarbathies

Bangalore, September 13, 2013: Cycle Pure Agarbathies, India’s largest incense stick brand, conducted the popular Cycle Heritage Quiz 2013; India’s only quiz aimed at educating the students on the Heritage and Culture of our country at the Chowdaiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore. It was the first time Cycle Heritage Quiz was hosted in Bangalore. The Quiz witnessed the presence of the Chief Guest and popular Kannada Lyricist Dr Dodda Range Gowda. Also present at the quiz were Ace Badminton player Ashwini Ponappa. Avinash Bharadwaj, popular Actor, MC & RJ also kept the audience engrossed throughout the quiz.

The Quiz saw a record of over 400 teams from across 70 schools that participated in Bangalore. Prior to the main Quiz, preliminary rounds were contested in 70 schools reaching out to 10,000 students. The Cycle Heritage Quiz was inaugurated with the lighting of a lamp and a cultural program which later progressed to the main event. The popular quiz has experienced an overwhelming response across various cities in that it was hosted in: Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai. The Quiz comprised of questions related to the heritage of India including epics, Mythology, origins of festivals, 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.

Dodda Range Gowda, Well-known Kannada Lyricist speaking on the occasion said “The Cycle Heritage Quiz is a commendable initiative undertaken by Cycle Pure Agarbathies. As the generations progress our knowledge of the culture and heritage of the country is deteriorating. Hence initiatives like Cycle Heritage Quiz re-iterate your roots back in you. It is the best way to educate youngsters on our rich culture and heritage. I couldn’t be more proud of being a part of this integral event. Last but not the least my heartiest congratulations to the winners.”

Also speaking on the occasion Ashwini Ponappa, Bandminton champion said, “Cycle Heritage Quiz is one of the most admirable initiative considering today’s day & age. It is one of the best ways to teach our youngsters today about the culture and heritage of our country.  It gives me immense pleasure in associating with the Cycle Heritage Quiz and also my heartiest congratulations to the winners.”

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. Cycle Agarbathies brought this contest to Bangalore with the objective of reinforcing the value of traditions and heritage in the minds of youngsters.

Mr Arjun Ranga, Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathies was overwhelmed with the response to the quiz in Bangalore. He was spellbound by how well-read the students in Bangalore were about the Indian culture and heritage. Speaking on the occasion Mr Arjun Ranga said “Cycle Pure Agarbathies has always believed in preserving the Indian culture and upholding its values. This Quiz is our effort in helping the Indian heritage regain its glory. Cycle Heritage Quiz has received immense appreciation over the years, and it continues to do so even this year through successful quiz’s that were hosted in Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and now Bangalore. Lastly, I would also like to congratulate the winners of the quiz.”

The winners of the Cycle Heritage Quiz- Bangalore 2013 are as listed below:

  1. 1st Place – Vidya Mandir Society (Raksha and Navneet)
  2. 2nd Place – National Public School (S.Gauramg, L.M Amit)
  3. 3rd Place – Pinewood (Tejas and Santhosh) 

Cycle Heritage Quiz – Bangalore is powered by Heritage Agarbathies.

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 more than 60 countries. ‘Cycle Pure Agarbathies’ has an array of offerings in the premium category: Three in one, lia, Rhythm, Woods, are the marquee brands. Heritage Agarbathies is the latest offering.

The NR Group

The Mysore Based NR Group was founded by Shri N. Ranga Rao in 1948.Sri. Ranga Rao who was a true visionary launched Cycle Pure Agarbathies which today is the world’s leading incense brand. From a home-grown enterprise, NR Group has grown to become a successfully-run business with established presence in India and abroad. The Group has diversified into other business categories, such as functional air care products (Lia brand of room fresheners and Car-fresheners) and wellness home fragrance products (IRIS) under Ripple Fragrances; floral extracts (NESSO) and Rangsons Electronics. The group is also very passionate about several Social Initiatives which they run through their arm ‘The NR Foundation’. The NR Group today, is managed by the third generation of the Ranga Rao family.