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IDC Hosts “India Knowledge Quiz” And “Indus Presentations”

Bijoy Misra

While India is an ancestral land, her role in the current world is getting more important through her geographic location and the thriving democracy.  India Discovery Center has been established to chronicle India’s history and culture for the known period with the records.  Efforts are under way to build a permanent educational center for the youth and the public in Boston.  On its second anniversary,
IDC invites all interested parents and individuals to engage children to participate in the first-ever “India Knowledge Quiz” to be hosted by the Center.  The Quiz is open to all children in the grades VI through XII in the private and public schools.  It will be held at Lexington Public Library on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 1:30 PM.  The following rules would apply:

1.  There will be six tracks in the quiz: (i) Geography and People, (ii) Arts and Culture, (iii) Language and Literature, (iv) Philosophy and Religion, (v) Science and Technology, and (vi) Politics and Economy. 
2. A participant can register for any two tracks for the competition. 
3. All questions would be set as multiple-choice.
4. Two winners from each track would be selected through elimination.
5. The final round of twelve competitors would have questions from all tracks to determine the quiz winner. 
6. Three cash prizes of $50, $30 and $20 will be awarded.
7. All participants would be given Certificate of Participation.
8. All potential participants can pre-register by sending the name, the grade and a telephone number in an email to indiaquiz2016@gmail.com
9. All participants must report at 1:30 PM on May 1, 2016, in the large meeting room of Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass Ave in Lexington to be eligible for participation.

Following the quiz, there will be a special presentation entitled “Indus Civilization (2000BC)” by the IDC team members.  The presentations done in six parts would attempt to reconstruct the Indian society during the Indus period.   The presenters will be Swati Dave (Geography and People), Srabonti Bandyopadhyay (Arts and Culture), Jaspal Singh (language and Literature), Chandrika Govardhan (Philosophy and Religion), Krishna Gazula (Science and Technology), and Sanjeev Tripathi (Politics and Economy).  Such presentations on subsequent time periods will follow in periodic intervals.  IDC is looking for knowledge researchers, information technology professionals, and data managers in order to help create an India virtual resource base to be used for education and research.  Interested individuals may contact any of the volunteers listed in the flyer to gain more information the current projects being undertaken.

India Discovery Center http://www.indiadiscoverycenter.org is a non-profit IRS-approved tax-exempt organization based in Lincoln, MA.  You can contact Bijoy Misra at misra.bijoy@gmail .com or Praveen Sahay at Praveen at waveep.com for more information on IDC and discuss the volunteer opportunities.

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