IES Hosts BME’s Inaugural Science Quiz Bhavans Quest – 2022
“Ask the right questions, and nature will open the doors to her secrets.”
Observing World Science Day for Peace and Development to highlight the importance and relevance of science in society, Bhavans Middle East schools organised an interschool science quiz competition, Bhavans Quest-2022 on November 10. The competition was conducted in two phases: preliminary and final rounds. Around 1000 students studying in grades 6, 7 and 8 from all the eight schools of Bhavans Middle East participated in the novel quiz. The best eight teams representing each school were selected for the finals. Indian Education School, Kuwait hosted the maiden venture of Bhavans Quest-2022. Teams from Smart Indian School and Indian Education joined the quiz at IES auditorium and the teams from Bahrain, Dubai, Ajman, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain became a part of the contest via zoom platform.
Dr. Tareq Madouh, Associate Research Scientist, Environment and Life Science Centre, Kuwait was the chief guest of the program. The program started with Kuwait National Anthem by the school choir followed by the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Farah Noorjahan of grade 12 D. Dr. Tareq Madouh along with Principal of IES Mr. T Premkumar, Vice Principals Ms. Anselma Tessy, Ms. Meenakshi Nayyar, Mr. Binoy Mathew and Head Mistress Ms. Muneera Mammikutty lit the lamp of knowledge. Grade 7 students recited the prayer in Sanskrit and the school choir sang the Bhavans anthem.
Zara Imtiaz Mahadiwala, Vice President of IES Student Parliament welcomed the august gathering. Dhwani Santhi Nair of grade 6E delivered an informative speech on the importance of celebrating World Science Day. Sabina Pathan of grade 12 D introduced the chief guest and his accomplishments. Sanuthi of grade 11 C introduced the quiz master of Quest 2022, Mr. T Premkumar, Principal of Indian Education School. Ms. Anselma Tessy, Vice Principal of IES, introduced the rounds and rules to the participants. The audience witnessed a true intellectual quiz in 5 rounds, comprising questions from various fields of science. The spectators got an opportunity to take part in the quiz segment and won prizes. The competition was neck to neck and finally, the eminent team comprising Aisha Zeba, Praketh Kothapalli, and Aarush Sunil Kumar from Private International School, Abu Dhabi, emerged as the title winners of BME Bhavans Quest 2022, bagging Sir C.V Raman trophy. Teams representing Indian Education School, Kuwait comprising Abhijith Sujith Krishna, Anilesh S Bhat and Aditya Arun Kartha and Bahrain Indian School comprising Lakshya Kulshreshth, Fareez Aynudeen, and Pritha Singh became the first and second runners up respectively.
The chief guest Dr. Tareq Madouh handed over the trophies to the winners and in his speech mentioned the importance of organising quiz competitions in the school. He highlighted the role of science in making the life of people easier and better. Dr. Tareq emphasized the importance of showing respect to elders. He also touched upon the importance of good behavior and discipline. On behalf of the Principal of Private International School, Abu Dhabi, Ms. Anselma Tessy, Vice Principal of IES, received the first Sir C.V Raman trophy.
Special appreciation was given to the grade 10 students of IES, Ms. Sanvita Reddy, for being the winner in creating the logo, Siva Sreekumar for designing the invitation card and Evan Joesph for making the teaser of Bhavans Quest 2022. Laksha Anilbhai Sangathani, Vice President, IES Student Parliament proposed the vote of thanks. The Bhavans Quest 2022 culminated with the soulful rendition of the Indian National Anthem. Megha Vinil and Anagha Jyothish of grade 12 D were the emcees of the event.