Kannur round of The Hindu Academic Pentathlon
The team from Moothedath Higher Secondary School, Taliparamba, won the first prize at the Kannur edition of The Media Academic Pentathlon held here on Thursday.
The 10-member team emerged winners by scoring 85 points at the event organised by The Hindu Future India Club in association with Vignan’s University. The team from St. Michael’s Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School here was the runner-up bagging 45 points. The two teams have qualified to participate in the State-level final event to be held in Kochi in which winning teams from other regions of the State will contest.
As many as 24 teams from various schools in the district participated in the scholastic competitions covering the five fields of mathematics quiz, physics quiz, chemistry quiz, elocution in English, and fine arts (music and dance).
P.P. Sadanandan, Deputy Superintendent of Police of Kannur, who was the chief guest at the prize distribution function, called on the students to work hard for elevating raw information into true knowledge.
Noting that raw data was passive, he said that it had to be transformed into interpretative level where knowledge is more analytical. The next stage of knowledge is critique which is found in the writings of great writers and thinkers, he said adding that critique is the philosophical level of knowledge. Highlighting the importance of knowledge in the contemporary information society, he urged the students to be inquirers, researchers and thinkers.
N. Soorya Prakash, senior manager, The Hindu, was the quiz master and anchor of the event.