Hyderabad: 3rd November 2023: Osmania Medical College of Hyderabad won the National Finale of the intercollegiate Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2023, held in at Zakir Hussain Delhi College.
The winners, including Sayed Mohammad Hashmi, Hussain Ahmed, and Sayed Abdul Mannan, did their institute proud by answering a wide array of questions on the Nobel prizes and Sweden.
H.E. Jan Thesleff, Sweden’s Ambassador to India handed over the prizes to the winners. Students from colleges across the country participated in the quiz. Over six teams were part of the national quiz round conducted by the quizmasters, Kunal Savarkar and Seema Chari.
Speaking on the occasion, Jan Thesleff, Sweden’s Ambassador to India, said, “ We are happy with the overwhelming response and enthusiasm we witnessed for the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial Quiz. The Quiz was held in five cities across India- Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru with the grand finale in New Delhi.”
He further added, “2023 is a special year for us as we mark 75 years of Sweden-India diplomatic relations. The quiz is a great platform to celebrate the strong friendship between Sweden and India.”
The prize for National Quiz Champions is a weeklong trip to Sweden. The winners will get to visit the headquarters of some of the partnering companies, Swedish universities and the Nobel Museum. All participants of the quiz got the certificates and many of them also won exciting audience prizes.
Launched in 2008, this much-awaited annual quiz has grown exponentially over the years and is a unique medium to test students’ knowledge of the Nobel Prize, Nobel Laureates, and their achievements along with Sweden, its people, culture, Swedish innovations, and inventions. Organized by the Embassy of Sweden in collaboration with leading Swedish companies in India and other partners as well as the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai, it forms part of the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial program.
The quiz is open to all Indian students currently enrolled at a college/university in India. Students are required to form teams of three members, all from the same institution. The winning team from each city will qualify for the grand finale which will be held in New Delhi