Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: The largest and most awaited of all corporate quizzes in India, Tata Crucible Business Quiz is all set to hit corporates across India with its 10th edition. Celebrating a decade of the Tata Crucible Business Quiz, this year the quiz will bring a complete test of intelligence with more cities, higher prizes and a first time charitable component.
Providing opportunities to more professionals across the nation, four more cities have been added to the regional rounds namely Jaipur, Raipur, Guwahati and Navi Mumbai, taking the overall count for the non-Tata track to 24 cities, while Tata track will be held in 8 cities, (total 25 cities). The new season of the quiz will kick off at Coimbatore on August 22, 2013 and winners of regional rounds will compete in 4 zonal finals in the respective zones. The top two winning teams from each zonal final will participate in the national finals to be held in Mumbai on October 13, 2013.
The winners of the national final will receive a higher grand prize of Rs. 7,00,000 along with the coveted Tata Crucible Trophy, while regional winners and runner-ups will receive increased prizes of Rs. 1,00,000 and Rs.50,000 respectively. The Tata group, which has always believed in giving back to society, is endeavoring to inculcate the culture of philanthropy amongst participants of the Tata Crucible this year.
The increase of Rs. 2 lakhs from National Winning team’s prize and Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 15,000 from the Regional Winners and Runners up prize respectively will be donated directly to a charity of the team’s choice fulfilling specified conditions. In addition to these prizes, as a special gift this year for completing 10 years, the National Champions will also be awarded a Tata Nano car (2 internal track and 2 external track) each. A bigger event, a greater number of battling wits and higher stakes commemorating completion of 10 years, the Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2013 will bring a dynamic challenge to the sharpest young minds in India.
Announcing the initiative this year, Mr. Atul Agrawal, Vice President, Group Corporate Affairs and Media, Tata Services said, “It is a year of great pride and pleasure as Tata Crucible Business Quiz completes 10 prestigious years, growing from nine cities to now reaching 25 different cities. Having grown into India’s most awaited corporate quiz where the sharpest minds compete with each other showcasing their talents, it has been our endeavor to continuously bring enriching and entertaining content to contestants, viewers and aficionados. We also hope that the addition of a charitable component this year will promote the culture of giving amongst the participants.”
Starting from Coimbatore, the quiz will move on to other cities that include Ahmedabad (24-Aug-13), Pune (25-Aug-13), Nagpur (29-Aug-13), Indore (30-Aug-13), Hyderabad (31-Aug-13) , Vizag (01-Sep-13), Bhubaneswar (05-Sep-13), Chennai (07-Sep-13), Thiruvananthapuram (8-Sep-13), Kochi (9-Sep-13), Chandigarh (12-Sep-13), Gurgaon (14-Sep-13), Lucknow (15-Sep-13), Raipur (17-Sep-13), Navi Mumbai (18-Sep-13), Guwahati(19-S ep-13), Ranchi (21-Sep-13),Kolkata (22-Sep-13), Goa (25-Sep-13), Bangalore (28-Sep-13), Mumbai (29-Sep-13), Jaipur(05-Oct-13), Delhi (06-Oct-13) and Jamshedpur (10-Oct-13).
Ace quizmaster Mr. Giri Balasubramaniam a.k.a ‘Pickbrain’, known for his wit and humour, will conduct the quiz.
Another exciting feature to be launched soon is a special Android mobile application called as “Brain Box.” It is a quiz based application on the lines of Tata Crucible Business Quiz.
The prizes for Tata Crucible Business Quiz this year are being co-supported by Tata Docomo, Titan and Tata Nano.
First Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 12:47