Intellectual stimulation for young minds, a splash of colours, pulsating music and an innovative tribute to the Capital were all packed into Inquizitive 2011, HT-PACE's annual inter-school quiz competition, on Wednesday.
While Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, walked away with the honours, Mother's International and Sanskriti School were the first and second runners-up at the end of the event that attracted more than 3,500 students.
TV show host Rajiv Makhni wielded the quiz master's mike at the event which was produced by Siddhartha Basu's Synergy Adlabs Media Ltd.
An electrifying atmosphere prevailed at the well-known sports arena, with students donning colourful costumes and equipped with a wide range of musical instruments, placards as well as posters, cheering the six teams which qualified for the finals. "I lost my voice in the first 15 minutes of the quiz. Performing live gives me a high and with such an audience, it is impossible to not feel energetic," said Makhni.
Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief of IBN 18 Network and chief guest, said he was impressed by the students' knowledge and appreciated their enthusiasm.
The banner-making and best-cheering team contests were woven around the theme '100 years of Delhi.' With brilliant hues and loads of creativity, students came up with the most innovative banners. The prize for the best banner went to Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5, Rohini, while Laxman Public School received the prize for the best cheering team.