QuizYT in Dubai on Friday

DUBAI — Young Times, the youth magazine from the publishers of Khaleej Times will be holding its annual inter-school quiz on April 27 from 3pm to 7.30pm, at the Shaikh Rashid Auditorium in Dubai.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 25 Apr 2007, 8:34 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:43 AM

QuizYT, the largest inter-school quiz in the region will see the top English medium schools in the region vie for the coveted Young Times trophies.

There will be two quizzes, a senior quiz and a junior quiz with schools fielding up to two teams in each category. At the end of an elimination round, six teams from each category with the highest scores will make it to the final rounds.

QuizYT will see 121 teams from 38 schools from the UAE participating.

Basu the host

As in the previous years, Mr Siddhartha Basu, eminent quiz master will be hosting QuizYT - 2007. Basu is widely regarded as the father of television quiz shows in India. He started with Quiz Time on the Doordarshan network in India and then moved on to host and produce Spectrum, the seven-nation SAARC Quiz, The IndiaQuiz, and The Beanstalk Quiz Summit (On Doordarshan), Mastermind India, University Challenge on BBC World, and India’s Child Genius on STAR Plus.

Basu’s biggest quiz show success came in the form of Kaun Banega Crorepati, produced for STAR Plus. Other than on television, Basu has conducted a number of live multimedia quiz contests on the corporate, college, and school circuits.

This year’s QuizYT will also see Glenn Perry performing. Singer, songwrite and producer, Perry is a recording and performing artiste of exceptional talent. He proceeded to establish his own music school in Dubai — The Dubai Music School.

The venture flourished and now has branches in many centres. An international star in his own right, Glenn has earned an array of awards for his considerable music accomplishments.

Young Times is the only young people’s magazine in the region and truly celebrates the spirit of youth. Deeply concerned with young people’s issues, it upholds universal values that cross all barriers.

The magazine provides a platform for youngsters to express their opinions, showcase their talents and discuss matters that concern them.

It has played this role for the last 21 years, and continues to give wholesome entertainment and reading for the young and young at heart.

QuizYT is yet another endeavour on the part of Young Times and Khaleej Times to entertain and inform. The newspaper, along with the magazine, is committed to informing, empowering and boosting the self-esteem of its readers.

They urge and motivate the readers to think broadly and deeply, and the responsible and accurate coverage of issues that affect youth in the region, prepare them for global citizenship.

QuizYT 2006 saw a large turnout, and it was a huge success. While the Dubai Modern School came first in the senior and sunior categories in QuizYT 2006, The Indian High School, Dubai, was runner-up in the senior category and the Delhi Private School, Sharjah, was the runner-up in the junior category.

We wish the schools taking part in QuizYT —- 2007 the very best.

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