In a very nail-biting finish, Gauhati Medical College won the State-level Red Ribbon Quiz Competition on HIV/AIDS organized by Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday.
The team of Sayan Mazumdar and Bishwayan Bhattacharjee representing Gauhati Medical College (GMC) defeated the Jorhat Engineering College (JEC) team comprising Madhurya Goswami and Nitish Sarma by a narrow margin of 5 points, said an official statement.
While the GMC team scored 155 points, the team from JEC managed to score 150 points.
The team representing Dibrugarh University stood second.
The winning team would participate in the next round of sub-regional Red Ribbon Quiz Competition 2021 which will be held at Kolkata in December 2021.
The winning team received Rs 50, 000 cash prize along with a trophy and certificates. Gauhati University, GC College, Silchar, SCS College of Agriculture, Dhubri were given the consolation prizes.
Prior to the state-level competition, Zonal-level competitions were conducted in 4 zones across Assam on November 8 & 9, 2021 through online mode where 38 colleges participated.
In Central Assam Zone, Gauhati University and Gauhati Medical College were declared winners and 1st runner up respectively.
In Upper Assam Zone, Dibrugarh University and Jorhat Engineering College were winners and 1st runner up respectively.
In the Lower Assam zone, ARB Degree College, Pathsala and SCS College of Agriculture, Dhubri won the 1st and the 2nd prize respectively.
In Barak valley zone, NIT Silchar and GC College, Silchar were winners and 1st runner up respectively. All the winners and the 1st runners-up teams of the zonal level competitions participated in the state-level competition.