The ever-changing city of Raipur played host to its edition of Tata crucible with a lot of new teams taking part this year. While the Steel joints and the school teams that traditionally take part were in attendance it was the new teams that made the final interesting.After a crisp prelim of 20 questions the stage was set for the final six teams to battle it out.
BSP (SAIL): : Rajkumar and Sahu
BSP : Chandrashekar and Ramani
BSP: Sanjay S and Manoj Kumar Prasad
BSP: Nivesh and Umesh
Axis Bank: Milan Das and Subrat Mohanty
South East Central Railway: Dr. Sudharshan and Anant Raman Sharma
The final started with 4 teams from Bhilai Steel plant making it to the top 6 while Axis bank and the team from the railways completed the line-up. The youngest team on stage from Bhilai Steel plant played extremely well by not taking any negatives and coming up with brilliant answers at regular frequency.
It was only the team from Axis Bank that look like threatening them but fell short in the end settling for a runner up position. The senior Bhilai Steel plant teams could not find their customary touch as their young colleagues defended the title in style.
The chief guest Mr Subrat Sahoo, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer, Chhattisgarh spoke of the need to create a culture for reading and quizzing and to invest in schools and colleges where such interests need to be formed.