- 4th edition of the prestigious quiz event to be held in Bhubaneswar
- Quiz master, Ajay Poonia will test the mettle of the quizzers
- Sr. and Jr. category for College and School students
- 3.5 lakh worth cash prize to be won
- Prelims on 3rd Aug, Grand Finale on 4th
Odisha’s top quiz extravaganza, ‘Mettle Meet’ is all set with its fourth edition to spread the gospel of wit among the students on 3rd and 4th of August 2019 at Bhubaneswar. The objective of the event is to revive quizzing and bring a defining platform for students of the region to participate in this brain game.
“The increase in the number of teams prove that quizzing is alive among the students of Odisha and Mettle Meet has provided them a platform to compete while sharing the joy of quizzing. More and more schools and higher education institutions are joining the bandwagon of quizzing, thereby fulfilling the goal which OrissaPOST set out to achieve”, said OrissaPOST CEO Adyasha Satpathy, while speaking exclusively to OdishaPlus.
“Thus, the thrilling journey of Mettle Meet is rightly describing its tagline – Reviving Quizzing’’, she further adds.
The quizzing extravaganza was launched in 2016. For the past three years, quiz master Venkatesh Srinivasan, popularly called Venky, had been hosting the smart show.However, Ajay Poonia, a nationally acclaimed quiz master is going to host the quiz this year.
Mettle Meet is one of the prestigious quiz events of eastern India organised by the home grown English daily from odisha, OrissaPOST, which comes from the house of ‘Dharitri’, a leading Odia daily.
“In just 3 years Mettle Meet has established itself as a prestigious and most sought after quizzing event in Odisha. It is for no reason that India’s scale of quizzing heavyweights is inching closer and closer to Odisha. When over 100+ teams turn up, participants have to ensure that they prepare well enough to go back home with results in their favour instead of reasons for their failure.”, says the young and energetic quiz master, Ajay Poonia.
Mettle Meet 2019 is witnessing more enthusiasm from the participants. Quizzers from reputed institutions of Odisha like XIMB, CET, AIIMS, SICC, Ravenshaw University, KIIT University, NIT (Rourkela), Ramadevi University, IGIT (Saranga), NIST (Berhampur), Silicon, Birla Global University, VSSUR (Burla) and many others have confirmed to participate in the Sr. Category.
Similarly, the quiz is going to host many schools including DAV Public School (Unit-VIII Pokhariput and Kalinga Nagar in Bhubaneswar and CDA in Cuttack), Mothers Public School, SAI International School, Doon International School, DPS Dhenkanal, ODM Public School, Ruchika, Sainik School, VEM School and Saint Paul’s School (Rourkela) in Jr Category.
The contestants will be divided into two categories in which the senior category includes the college students and the junior category consists of the school students. The prelims is scheduled to be held on 3rd of August followed by the grand finale on 4thAugust 2019 in Bhubaneswar. Each category will have 8 finalists to contest for the crown.
In Mettle Meet the total prize money to be won mounts to 3 lakh 50 thousand.The champion of each category shall receive 1 lakh as the prize money. Similarly, the 1st& 2nd runners up,in each category, will be awarded with 50 thousand and 25 thousand cash prizes, respectively.
“Mettle Meet, an initiative by Odisha’s only home-grown English daily OrissaPOST, to revive the art of quizzing in the state, is growing in stature,event by event, since its inception. We hope now Mettle Meet would be a nationally recognised quizzing platform”, says OrissaPOST Editor, Tathagata Satpathy.
In 2018 battle, CET had bagged the champion title in Sr Category while KIIT University emerged as the 1st runners up followed by Silicon Institute of Technology as the 2nd runners up. In fact, CET was the champion of the maiden event in 2016.
In 2018 event,in the Junior category, Mother’s Public School topped the rank by winning the championship.Similarly, DAV Public School (CDA Cuttack) rested as the 1st runners up followed by DAV Public School (Pokhariput, Bhubaneswar) as the 2nd runners up.
The 2019 event is supported by major PSUs such as the Navaratna company NALCO and Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) as the main sponsors. Adding to the list, Odisha Tourism and Mahanadi Coalfields (MCL) have joined hands as the co-sponsors. Digital media company, OdishaLIVE has been the consistent partner of the event for the past three editions along with outdoor media company TEAM and advertising agency Xpose. Omfed has also joined this year as a partner.