Mumbai, January 24, 2023: The 19th edition of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz, a knowledge initiative by the Tata Group, culminated with a spectacular Grand Finale, held at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Rajarshi Chanda from Fujitsu Consulting, Pune clinched the national championship with the grand prize of Rs2,50,000/-* and took home the coveted Tata Crucible trophy in a national final that witnessed some power-packed quizzing action.
Back on ground after a 2-year hiatus, the Grand Finale of the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2022 brought together the nation’s best quizzers and quiz lovers from across the nation to celebrate knowledge and curiosity. In this pan-India quizzing competition, which received over 10,000 registrations, the winners from across 12 cluster finals competed in two semi-finals, and top three from each semi-final competed at the national final event.
Tanmay Prusty from Tata Consumer Products, Bengaluru; Preetham Upadhya from Barclays, Chennai; and Shantanu Sharma from Avid Learning Essar Group, Mumbai; progressed to the National Finals from the 1st Semi-Final. The top three from 2nd Semi-Final, Naveen Kumar from Sai Mitra Constructions, Hyderabad; Anshuman Srivastava from NTPC, Delhi; and Rajarshi Chanda from Fujitsu Consulting, Pune; secured their place in the national finals. The six national finalists received Oculus VR Headsets besides other goodies.
The chief guest for the event was Sidharth Sharma, general counsel, Tata Sons. He said; “After witnessing today’s finals, what I can say Tata Crucible represents are the three elements for any journey towards excellence. First is curiosity, to know more and the desire to gain knowledge, second is creativity, as you must have the ability to apply knowledge creatively, as not all answers are always straight-forward and third is humility, as one should always be a knowledge seeker and aware that there is so much more we are yet to know. I would like to congratulate the national champion and all the participants and my compliments to Quizmaster Giri for hosting the quiz so well. Over 10,000 individuals registered for the quiz, which is quite a remarkable number. My compliments to the entire organising team for bringing together this great knowledge initiative.”
The finale also witnessed a round hosted by Harish Bhat, brand custodian, Tata Sons. Donning the Quizmaster’s hat, Mr Bhat posed some interesting questions to the participants, adding to the excitement of the grand finale.
Rajarshi Chanda was declared the winner in a fiercely contested competition. Rajarshi said, “Winning the coveted title of ‘National Champion’ at the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz is a dream come true for me. Tata Crucible is India’s biggest and most prestigious quiz and every quizzer worth their salt wants to ascend this pinnacle of quizzing once in their lifetime. This is an absolutely exhilarating feeling and I am overjoyed that my patience and persistence have enabled me to realize this long-awaited dream today. This is an experience that I will cherish for a lifetime!”
Noted quizmaster ‘Pickbrain’ Giri Balasubramaniam hosted the show along with co-host Rashmi Furtado and questioned the participants in their intriguing style.
The brand partners for this edition of the quiz were Tata Play Binge, Tata Motors Nexon, Tata 1mg and Mia by Tanishq and additional prizes courtesy Tata CliQ.
All details of the quiz are available on www.tatacrucible.com
*subject to tax deduction applicable at source