Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A quiz competition on India's freedom struggle - Prerna.


Just few days back as our Independence Day 15th Aug was approaching ,me and my family members were busy discussing that how much we enjoyed the special preparations for this day's celebrations in our schools,homes ,offices ...weeks of march past drills,speeches,poem recitations,skits,songs what not?.......but now most of the schools of Assam are closed on this day because of terrorist threats from several ultra groups.....most of the celebrations are arranged either a day or two ahead.It has been ages that we attended any of these functions.It came as a great opportunity when my dear friend Rashmi Narzary a noted writer and columnist of Assam invited me to this quiz competition on the Freedom Struggle of India .Rashmi was the show anchor....an obvious choice as she has an amazing stage presence and an equally amazing voice to go with it.The Quiz Master job was very well done by Dilip Baruah a noted personality of Assam.It was a big hit because of very good and interesting set of questions,audio-visual rounds .......some of the questions were very tough and the audience were surprised by the brilliantly prepared contestants (students from various schools).It was great to see that our new generation is very well interested in the history of our freedom-struggle.I n the pic ....Rashmi at the centre wearing the badge.
This quiz was organised by PRERNA...IAS officer's wives association Assam and was sponsored by Oil India Group.I present a question for my blogger friends from this quiz.....How much salt in weight was sold in Rs 55o to a businessman ,when it was first produced during Dandi March(salt march) by Mahatma Gandhi?

26 comments:

  1. welcome! and nice to see your blog kicking alive once again.......by the way how much salt was that, the business man got hold of?

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  2. Thankyou dahling...thanks for showing me the way....as for the answer not so soon....

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  3. Thankyou dahling...thanks for showing me the way....as for the answer not so soon....

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  4. I did see the movie gandhi was my 26 year old baby son was just a newborn. Was so impressed by India's struggle for independence from England. you have quite a history. sorry to hear of terrorist's threats in your country. unfortunately they are all over trying to disrupt society with their demands and violence-quite the opposite of gandhi's approach. glad you receive my book. enjoy-it is full of the history of my land and ancestors.

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  5. Thanks for sharing a bit of info about India... You know through blogging, I am increasing my knowledge about different places..

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  6. wow, the setting looked too good. like out of some TV studio. I am sure it might have been informative and entertaining. :)

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  7. Interesting. I sometimes wonder how well I would do in a quiz about Hawaiian sovereignty and the annexation of Hawaii by the United States. I am not much of a history buff, unfortunately.

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  8. lol, I absolutely have no idea how many salt was sold ... HAHAHA
    Looks like you had fun even though the terrorists wanted to ruin everything. Be safe.

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  9. Nice..must have been an awesome experience!!! Its good to organize events like these so that the kids come to know more about their country and at the same time enjoy!!

    Nice blog...well dont know the answer of your question..lol!!

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  10. The quiz must have been quite interesting.
    No idea about the cost of salt in those days ... but must have been quite expensive.
    So did you participate in the quiz or was a spectator?

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  11. u asked me this question? my god, i lose hands down..hahha..will wait to hear fm u...cheers dear friend..

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  12. kavita,
    I'm sure it Must have been entertaining. Nice presentation. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  13. I dont understand why this post didnt show up as an update till today on my sidebar kavita..am late. But what a lovely post. Am sure it would have been an experience in itself. i love quizzing, just love the thrill of it. Did you participate?

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  14. Looks like you had a wonderful time. How much? i don't know. I love Mahatma Gandhi.

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  15. Happy Independence Day.
    Love your blog. Learn something every time I stop by...

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  16. Good gosh! I have no idea how much salt was sold. I'm really bad and those kind of questions.

    Happy Independence Day! I'm sorry you're having to contend with terrorists. That is so scary.

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  17. Independence day celebration have become a thing of the past. sad that our children cannot get the feel of this day any more like how we used to when we were in school.
    BTW nice to see rome london here.

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  18. I too remember about the days, our school celebrated Independence Day! We used to have some Chief Guest, march past, exercises with props etc. The school was giving chocolates to the children. My children also went to school on that day. But my sis-in-laws' children don't go to school on that day. The school celebrates one or two days earlier!

    I am a bit late coming here to read, Kavita. Had some problem with my eye. It is better now.

    Thanks for reviving my old school memories!

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  19. kaviii..gr8 to hear fm u..take care and best wishes always...

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  20. @ROMITA...15 gm is the answer.

    @LIN..Mahatma Gandhi started this march against the heavy tax rules imposed by them on Indians ...it was illegal to make salt without any authorization...this march sparked a huge scale civil disobedience against the British rule by millions of Indians and no violence was used........now in that very same country it is not safe to celebrate Independence Day....sad.

    @CHUBSKULIT...thanks,your post on breast feeding was great.

    @ZB.....thankyou,Guwahati is blessed to have SHANKAR KALA KSHEKTRA where all these activities take place....they have very good auditoriums .

    GIGI....with an IQ like yours you will come out fine,i am sure of it.

    LZ..it was 15 gms of salt.Thanks for your concern,it feels great to have a caring friend like you.

    NAZISH REHMAN....i completely enjoyed the evening,it was a refreshing change much more above being glued to the TV...we do need to pass on our cultural heritage and some knowledge of history of freedom struggle to our kids so that they don't take this freedom for granted.Thanks for visiting.

    @NISHANT...thanks.
    @RAMESH...it was 15 gms.

    @SUMANDEBRAY....I was a spectator but there were a lot of questions for the audiences too ,plus the on the spot prizes...it was fun.

    @SUJATA....don't bother because i prepared the draft on 19th but couldn't publish it because of faulty broadband service now i have a wireless connection.I love quizzes but here i was one of the audience only.

    @NITUS CORNER....hi,how are we?Nits i think we were far luckier than our kids.

    @SANDHYA....we too used to wait for the ladoo distribution after the flag hoisting.

    @KAY....it is very scary at times,Guwahati is bombed so many times ...security all over the city is a common sight here.

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  21. @KATHY....Thanks..we need one more Mahatma Gandhi to make terrorists all over the world realise the beauty of non-violence.

    @#167 DAD....thankyou,i love your blog because it offers and covers so many topics ...very different and interesting.

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  22. "Most of the celebrations are arranged either a day or two in advance because of the terrorist threats!"

    Very sad and we over here(read it as south) do not realize the turmoil there!

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  23. अपनी व्यस्तताओं के करण सबको व्यस्त महसूस करता हूँ. आज बड़े दिनों बाद आपकी पोस्ट देखी आयोजन कि रपट प्रेरणादायी है रश्मि जी को भी बड़ी एक अच्छे आयोजन के अतुलनीय संचालन के लिए. हमारा गणतंत्र अमर रहे !

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  24. WOW! Nice set up! Welcome back and thanks for commenting on my posts!

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  25. Gosh Kavita!Am I late in visiting YOUR ROOM after our Quiz!You'v spread the word in a much much larger note than maybe did the press here.People with amazing positivity & calibre like you would anyway do wonders wherever they are-- giving love & care 2 kids as they grow or picking into someone else's teeth!!We need more people like you, Kavita, be blessed always!

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