ClassAct: HT R-Day Quiz Makes History

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The preliminary round of ClassAct 2023: The Hindustan Times Republic Day Quiz, on January 26, saw the participation of an all-time high of 21,540 students, compared to 19,625 students for ClassAct 2022, which had driven the annual mega-quiz program. from HT School to Asia Book of Records and Indian Book of Records for maximum participation in online school quiz.

The ClassAct 2023 final is scheduled for February 5 and will be hosted by quizmasters Navin Jayakumar and Avinash Mudaliar. “After last year’s record turnout at ClassAct, we were hopeful that this year’s turnout would go up quite a bit. We are glad it happened and we would like to thank all the children who participated and made it a success. Questions have always been a popular brain sport and it’s great to see Gen Z practicing it with such passion. I hope to see them in action again in the national finals on February 5,” Mudaliar said.

The preliminary round was an individual event, open to students in classes 1-12, and covered a wide range of topics, including history, science, geography, arts and entertainment, literature, language, and culture. Contestants had to answer 60 questions, including 28 multiple choice. While the round had 21,540 participants, 40,486 had initially registered for the quiz.

“I am happy but not surprised to find that the turnout was so massive. The fact that children want to spend their day off from school by participating in the Republic Day quiz shows that young India is full of curious minds,” Jayakumar said.

The preliminary round was held asynchronously, but the final will be on Zoom. and will be broadcast live on the official HT School YouTube channel. The names of the top 100 scorers from the preliminaries will be announced soon and they will participate in the final. Winners will be selected based on their performance, with both speed and accuracy taken into account.

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