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India @ 75 Freedom Quiz: semi-final winners announced

India @ 75 Freedom Quiz: semi-final winners announced

The semi-finalists of the mega virtual "India @75" quiz that was held on the occasion of India's 75 years of independence by Gulf Madhyamam in Saudi Arabia were announced today.

The "India @75" quiz was the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia. As many as 150 students from each division were selected for participation in the semi-finals in a round held on September 24.

Lulu Group is the main sponsor of the event. They aim to create awareness among the new generation of students about the social, cultural and historical heritage of India and to cultivate patriotism in their minds. The competition also aims to motivate children to learn about India's great culture, history and achievements.

Below are the names of students who won the semi-final round and qualified for the final round in Junior and Senior categories:

Junior category: Kush Ram Mahalaxme (International Indian School, Dammam), Mohd Izaan khan (Al Muna International School, Dammam), Naira Shahdan (International Indian Public School, Riyadh), Gautham Krishna D (Al Manar, International School, Yanbu), Ateeb Israr (Modern International School, Al-Hasa, Sanyogita Abhay Mude (International Indian School, Riyadh).

Senior division: Mohammed Mishal (International Indian School, Riyadh), Asna Shafi (International Indian School, Dammam), Abdus Sami Shaikh (International Indian School, Jeddah), Arafat Mohammad Asif (International Indian School, Jeddah), Dhruv Jain (International Indian School, Dammam), Iniyan Shivakumar (New Middle East International School, Riyadh).

The final is set to take place on October 8 in Dammam where the finalists will face off against each other in the quiz ceremony, which will take place under all possible Covid-19 protocols. The quiz 'master' for the ceremony is Giri "Pick a Brain" Balasubramaniam who is a celebrated anchor, quiz master and a seven-time Limca World Record Holder. Grand prizes will be awarded to the winners of the competition. The first prize is a gift worth 4000 Saudi Riyals, the second place is a prize worth 2500 Riyals, and the third place will receive a prize worth 2000 Riyals.

Below are the names of students who won consolation prizes in each category:

Junior division: Akshay Anoop (International Indian School, Jeddah), Zoha Sulthana (Kenz International School, Yanbu), Sweedal Alvina Correa (Al Falah International School, Jeddah), Abhigya Raj (International Indian School, Dammam), Arsia Reyaz (International Indian School, Riyadh), Juveria Firdous (International Indian School, Riyadh).

Senior Division: Nevan Sunil (New Alwurood International School, Jeddah), Risana Usman, Makkah (International Indian School, Jeddah), Syed Sameer Uddin (International Indian School, Dammam), Sana Mohammad Amir (International Indian School, Dammam), Nawal Nabeesu A S (Yara International School, Riyadh), Amatul Salam Zahid (Modern Middle East International School).

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