Hyderabad’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan wins National Inter School Crossword Contest, Patna’s Don Bosco second

Hyderabad’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan wins National Inter School Crossword Contest, Patna’s Don Bosco second

PATNA: The team of V Krishna Sai Gayatri and Nellore Dharshita from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad, on Sunday won the grand finale of 8th edition of the annual national inter-school CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest (CCCC 2020).

The team of Shashwat Sanjeev and Sarthak Sanjeev from Don Bosco Academy, Patna, won the 2nd spot and Vijval Ekbote and Harshul Sagar of The Mother’s International School, New Delhi, were at the 3rd spot. The same Mother’s International’s team had won the tournament last year.

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Shashwat Sanjeev and Sarthak Sanjeev.


The CCCC, which is an offline contest, adopted an online format for the current edition keeping in mind the prevailing pandemic situation.

“The teams from more than 1,500 schools spread across 110 cities and towns in India first went through two preliminary stages at the end of which 40 school teams qualified for the two-day grand finale which began on Saturday,” Amitabh Ranjan, chief operating officer of the Extra-C, a civil society initiative that organizes the contest, told TOI on Sunday.

“A school team consists of two students. The contest was open for the students of Std VII to XII of schools affiliated to any of the recognized school boards in India,” Ranjan said.
The grand finale comprised a quarter-final round, a semi-final round and the final round. At the end of the semifinal, eight teams advanced to the final round. The grand finale was held through Zoom Meeting and was hosted by Ms Rohma Siddiqui from New Delhi.

Present on the occasion were the chief guest Col Deepak Gopinath (retd) from Bengaluru, chief arbiter Ramki Krishnan from Chennai, special guest Satyen Nabar from Mumbai and chief mentor of the contest Vivek Kumar Singh, a senior IAS officer, from Patna.

Col Gopinath, Krishnan and Nabar are globally renowned crossword enthusiasts.
Conducted by Patna-based civil society initiative Extra-C, the CCCC has been acknowledged by The Limca Book of Records as the biggest event of its kind in India.

Source From : Times Of India

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