The final of the inter-corporate quiz organized by CRY (Child Relief and You), held in the Capital on October 28, saw Indian Express-Delhi emerging as winners. The FACT (Free a Child Today) quiz was conducted by ace quizmaster Derek O’Brien and brought together some of the best corporate brains across India for the cause of child rights.
The eight teams which made it to the grand finale, beating a total of 282 teams, were TCS from Kolkata, Infosys from Chennai, Infosys from Bangalore, Deloitte Consulting from Hyderabad, Blow Plast from Mumbai, HSBC from Mumbai, Mahindra British Telecom (MBT) from Pune and Indian Express from Delhi.
Joy Dutta Gupta and Ashok Mallik, from Indian Express, Delhi, ended up winning the grand trophy. Giving them a formidable challenge were Surya Kiran Tatineni and Apurva R. Sircar from Blow Plast, Mumbai, who were the 1st runner-up while Infosys, Chennai, won the 2nd runner-up title.
The CRY Maruti Suzuki FACT Quiz 2005, now in its 7th year, is reckoned as one of India’s toughest trivia quizzes which not only tests one’s intelligence quotient but also builds the emotional quotient of a person.
Admiral Johnson, Advisor, CRY, said, “Each one of us must recognize every child as a complete individual and give him or her equal opportunity and dignity. CRY endeavors to bring together individuals, corporates, average citizens, grassroot partners and policy makers amongst others who believe in child rights, to create a movement for India’s children for them to be assured their rights, for every child to experience a childhood.”
Shashi Kapoor, DGM-Marketing (ACE), Maruti Udyog, said, “An association with CRY, through title sponsorship of FACT, is something that all of us at Maruti are proud to be associated with. Not only as responsible corporate citizens but also in our personal capacity, we believe that whatever we do will help children find a better tomorrow.”