25th KITCO International Quiz
Students of Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School (FAIPS), Ahmadi, once again asserted their dominance in Kuwait quizzing circuit by winning the 25th KITCO Inter School International Quiz Competition organized by Bengali Cultural Society Kuwait on 10 December 2021.
Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, the programme was held online and attracted schools across GCC countries of Kuwait, Qatar, UAE & Bahrain. The winning team comprising Athul Sandeep (Class 8) and Aileen Anthony (Class 7), took on the challenge from 6 finalists and a total of 21 participating school teams to clinch an emphatic victory with a whopping 145 points, a nail -biting performance that earned plaudits from India’s renowned quizmaster, Mr Barry O’Brien. Athul Sandeep was also awarded a special prize by the Quiz Master.
The victory was even sweeter as both the FAIPS teams finished in the top 3 positions in the preliminary rounds held on the 3rd of December but the other FAIPS team comprising Krithika Karthikeyan (Class 8) and Pearl D’souza (Class 7) graciously agreed to sit out of the finals as per the rules of the competition which allows only one team from each school into the finals. This team spirit and the camaraderie of the quizzing fraternity of FAIPS, has been the bedrock of high- quality performance enabling them to retain the top spot in the quizzing landscape of Kuwait and GCC over the last two decades.
It was very informative and knowledge enriching competition for the participants along with the audience. Answering questions ranging across diverse topics, well beyond the level of the school curriculum, the FAIPS team enthralled the online audience with their knowledge, intelligence and lateral thinking abilities, gathering huge cheers in the chat rooms.
The Quiz Teachers & the students worked efficiently to make the competition a grand success. The Principal, Mr.Ravi Ayanoli, praised and appreciated students and also implored the students to take advantage of the knowledge and values being inculcated in them as they prepare to be ambassadors of FAIPS DPS.
Kudos to the entire FAIPS team!