IIT-IIM holds 3rd Annual Kuwait Open Quiz 2016 Contest
IIT IIM Alumni Association does it again third year in a row by organizing the biggest quiz event of the Year, in a spectacular style which has won the hearts of all the quizzers in Kuwait. In fact, the onset of winter has become synonymous with this popular Quiz event during which the preparations by the quiz lovers reach highest peaks who defy and overcome all the barriers of age, professional and personal commitments with a sole aim of winning the coveted Mind’s honor of this prestigious signature event of this elite IIT-IIM Alumni Association in Kuwait. The Alumni Association of India’s Premium Institutions, IITs & IIMs, organized its spectacular annual open quiz program Q8OQ~2016 for the third year running on 17th December, 2016 at the majestic Auditorium of the Gulf University of Science and Technology, GUST, Kuwait. Though in its third year, IIT-IIM Alumni Association’s quiz has become very popular among the quiz enthusiasts and general public alike.
This year too, the program popularity rose exponentially to doozy heights and the number of teams reached new scales crossing the high bar set last year in a geometric progression with the enthusiastic participation of over 150 three member teams of quiz cognoscenti and aficionados from all walks of life, sizes, ages, nationalities including few overseas contestants. The deedy silver sliced shining baldies of baby boomers era, and techno savvy digitally dulled millennials fought with student teams of bubbly budding ankle biters, adolescent avid zany wizards of high schools and universities. The quizmaster too, as always been, was an exception, with his distinctive style of high quality quizzing, great sense of humor, impromptu quick wit and affable amazing personal presence. The quiz participants and the avid enthusiastic audience which included fair share of girls of the houses, were enthralled with a great range of interesting questions posed. With unique format aided by efficient electronic gadgets and software systems, event was conducted in a flawlessly smooth seamless fashion.
The Association President, Peeyush Jain welcomed the dignitaries, quizmaster, and the enthusiastic quiz fraternity and thanked all for making this event a grand success. The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, His Excellency Sunil Jain in his inaugural speech recalled his nostalgic moments with his alma mater of IITDelhi and reaffirmed the grueling at these prestigious IITs prepares them to perform and excel in whatever field they take up.
All the dignitaries were felicitated with the Mementoes. The Program ended with a vote of thanks proposed by General Secretary of the Association Sanjay Fuller. He thanked the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, HE Sunil Jain and Mrs Jain for gracing the occasion both in his official capacity as well as an avid quiz buff and Alumni member. He further appreciated and thanked all the sponsors and guests. He specially thanked GUST for providing the University Auditorium as the venue of this event with all facilities. Last but not the least; he appreciated the efforts of all the members of the Alumni Association, especially the Core Committee members, for putting up a grand show.