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DAV Bistupur crowned overall Champion

Jamshedpur, June 23: The annual inter-school science fest, Quantum, seeks to bring out the competitive spirit in students and help them realise their potential. It encourages students to dream, dare and achieve.

Organised by science club, Little Flower School, Quantum 2018 was held on the 23rd of June, with participation of sixteen schools, with over 402 participating students.

The Chief Guest Dr. Jitendra Kr. Sahu, Principal Scientist at the MTE division at CSIR National Metallurgical laboratory emphasized the importance of scientific thinking and creativity in the budding minds of today’s youth.

This year, DAV, Bistupur bagged the Overall Championship. Awards were given by Vice Principal Sr. Mary Anne.

Students from Loyola, VBCV, DAV Bistupur, DPS, DBMS English School, Hill Top, Gulmohar, High, Carmel Junior, Sacred Heart Convent, Chinmaya South Park, DBMS Kadma, SDSM, MNPS and Narbheram Hansraj English School participated.

Quantum is not the stereotypical question-answer-quiz fest that we’ve all seen ten times over. Its quirky new events require students to bring the best of their creative, logical and analytical powers. QUANTUM is, in general a science fest which celebrates science, curiosity and zeal to learn.

For example, have you ever heard of playing football while doing mathematics? That was exactly what the participants had to do in the final round of Hilbert Wars. Two demanding mathematical games put their precision skills to the test and a difficult set of challenges were used to select the two final contenders, who went on to battle it out in the finale on stage, from which Hill Top School was victorious. DAV and Rajendra Vidyalaya were the runners up.

Genius was a logical extravaganza that included visual rounds, real time response tasks and the six selected participants required serious brainwork to battle it out among themselves in this onstage event, and as the last person left standing, Carmel Junior College took the title of the winner. Hill Top School were second and DBMS came in third.

For Hunts mania, a game of clues, students had to charge up their brain cells and channel their inner Sherlock Holmes to effectively decode them. They were judged on their mental abilities, time management and swiftness. It was a thrilling event to watch, from the start to the end, and Hill Top School emerged as the winners after a showdown that Arthur Conan Doyle himself would have been proud of. DPS and DAV Bistupur got the second and third prizes respectively.

The first of its kind in the city, Roboignitors required participants to use their creativity and whatever means they had on hand to build a robot of the given dimensions which was capable of crossing a variety of obstacles without any external support.

The team from J. H. Tarapore managed to stun judges and students alike, and came out triumphant. VBCV were close contenders and came in second, and Hill Top School got the third position.

The latest iteration of Quantum’s beloved science quiz, Supernova, was as thrilling as its predecessors. The best quizzers in the city unleashed their arsenal of knowledge in this epic face-off. From this hard fought battle, Loyola High School’s team were declared as the champions. Rajendra Vidyalaya came in second and VBCV came in third.
Always fancied yourself an entrepreneur? Quantum 2018 brought forth The Musk Arena, a challenge in which the participants presented their billion dollar ideas before investors, who decided at the end of each session whether they wanted to give the team a deal. From a lot of great ideas, the group from DAV Bistupur’s idea was chosen as the most investable, and got the first prize. The team from Loyola High School came in second, and the team from Narbheram Hansraj English School got the third prize.

Branomania was the newest addition to the growing list of events in Quantum. In this nerve wracking test of the contestants’ IQ, teams of 4 members were challenged with the task of solving a series of puzzles. The contestants from Loyola had the best analytical skills, and won this nerve-wracking event, with VBCV and Hill Top School coming in second and third.

Decodify was a day long event. Students had to decipher an algorithm, and Carmel Junior College, the first to solve this riddle was the winners. Mathematics and science are what keeps life going, but art is what makes it worth living. Lenscraft tested the students’ creativity and eye for aesthetics. With only a topic and two hours to get the perfect shots within the school premises, they were judged on their three best shots. The participant from Carmel Jr. College had the best three shots and won this event, and VBCV and Rajendra Vidyalaya received the second and third prizes.

Animax was a video making event. Students, armed with only raw clips and a time span of two hours had to compile a beautiful and riveting video. Contestants from DAV had the most gripping video, and Sacred Heart Convent and VBCV bagged the second and third prizes respectively.

In Spotlight, the event which sought to highlight scientists’ lives, the participant from DAV, Bistupur, put her best foot forward and bagged the first position. The contestants from VBCV and Loyola were the runners up and got the second and third position respectively.

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