The 10th Annual Interschool Goa History Quiz competition 2022 was successfully organised on November 18th, 2022, by Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim in collaboration with Sunday Evening Quiz Club. Fr. Anthony da Silva, the Director of Xavier Centre, warmly welcomed the students and the guests present at the function. Totally, 321 students from 61 schools in Goa participated in the Quiz. In the end, 6 teams qualified for the finals. Mr. Rajiv D’Silva, the Quiz master expertly conducted this multimedia experience for the school students.
Riya Khanolkar, Shuelle Lemos and Caryn Simoes of St. Mary’s of Angels Convent High School, Chinchinim bagged the first prize, of Rs. 5000 and the Paul Rodrigues Rolling Trophy, together with individual medals and trophies; the second prize of Rs. 3000 together with individual medals and trophies was awarded to Aniket Bhatikar, Sitaram Nachinolkar and Shreya Bhonsle of Mushtifund High School, Cujira; while the third prize of Rs. 2000 together with individual medals and trophies went to Garnet Pereira, Kayla Furtado and Valeska Fernandes of St. Mary of the Angels Convent High School, Chinchinim.
Mrs. Lelia Anne D’Souza, a former Mathematics teacher of St. Mary’s Convent High School, Mapusa, was the Chief Guest and addressed the students about the value of history and culture.in daily living. The function was also graced by the presence of the Jesuit Provincial, Fr. Roland Coelho and the Superior of the Porvorim Jesuits, Fr. Kelwin Monteiro They assisted in giving away the prizes and felicitating the prize winners. A lively and participative audience added sparkle to the Awards Ceremony. Fr. Malcolm Barreto, the Administrator, warmly thanked Fr. Anthony da Silva, the Director of XCHR; Staff, friends and benefactors of the Xavier Centre whose generosity and support contributed much to the success of the Quiz Competition.
The YouTube link of the Goa History Quiz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APRT2LyXfbI&t=287s