The Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) will organise a quiz contest, titled ‘Celebrating Bapu, an open quiz contest on the apostle of peace and non-violence’, to commemorate the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. “The contest aims to act as a constant reminder of the life of Mahatma Gandhi,” said PN Babu Rajan, president of the ICC, in a press statement. “Bapu’s ideas and principles and his teachings of peace and non-violence are relevant today,” he added.
A part of the ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahaotsav’ celebrations, the quiz contest is open to all members of the Indian community, aged 12 years and above. Entries for the contest will be accepted on Google Form (https://forms.gle/MKHDCimrRXwv9toy6) until September 24, 2022.
“A written preliminary test will be held at the ICC’s Ashoka Hall on October 1 to select eight teams of two members each, who will compete in the two semi-finals on the same day. The best two teams from the semi-finals will qualify for the final to be held as part of the ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ celebrations at ICC on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,” explained Krishna Kumar Bandhakavi, general secretary of the ICC.The event will be attended by Ambassador of India to Qatar HE Dr Deepak Mittal.
The quiz contest will be anchored by Shafqat Nabi, a fashion management professional and columnist. Contest details are also available on the Google Form link shared by the ICC. Any further enquiries may be directed to [email protected]