Over 200 Pre-University students from more than 20 colleges in Mysuru, participated in Brain Bytes 2022, a quiz competition organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, at its premises in Bogadi, Mysuru on 10th November, 2022.
The Chief Guest of the day, Mr. Chethan Ram R. A, Dean and Managing Trustee, Parivarthana School, Srirangapatna primarily addressed the uniqueness of human beings in possessing a ‘brain’ or a conscience. He emphasised on the innumerable possibilities that our brain is capable of, and enlightened the students with his rich and varied experience. He reiterated that knowledge, skills, and attitude are three key aspects for students to develop and hone, as these are the proven pillars for a successful career and peace of mind. He emphasised on the importance of being a ‘becomer’ rather than just a ‘watcher’, to bring about meaningful change in society. Mr. Chethan Ram said that he motivates students to approach exams and life as a celebration, as we tend to excel in things that we enjoy.
Another Guest Ms. K Padma, Principal, Jnanodaya PU College, Mysuru highlighted the importance of education in one’s life and how one must be ready to go through all the challenges of academic journey. She also stated that our past failures need to be disregarded and taken as learning steps to improving ourselves. Through a lively approach and examples, she emphasised that all our experiences and learnings help us and prepare us to face real life challenges.
The quiz competition was held with the aim of preparing students to meet the demands of an ever-changing competitive world, besides helping them break the monotony of their everyday academic routine. The contestants participated in 5 rounds – Riddles, Click & Lock (online), Buzzer (Audio-Visual), Connect-the-Dots and the final Rapid-Fire. The winners of the competition are as follows:
First Prize: Samarth B & Pratham Adithya – Jnanodaya PU College, Mysuru
Second Prize: Vaishnav Kiran & Karthik S – Jnanodaya PU College, Mysuru
Third Prize: Jnanesh M J & Varun Varsha – Gopalaswamy PU College, Mysuru
Mementos and cash prizes were awarded to the top three winning teams. As a gesture to encourage the young minds, even the 12 semi-finalists were awarded with cash prizes. Director Brahmachari Anantaananda Chaitanya; Correspondent Brahmachari Muktidamrta Chaitanya; Principal Dr. G Ravindranath; Academic Coordinator Dr. Rekha Bhat and others were present on the occasion.