The Delhi-NCR rounds were also held yesterday in which Mother's International School (Delhi); Amity International School (Ghaziabad); Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 24 (Noida); and DAV Public School Sector 14 (Gurgaon), became the first four schools to qualify for the grand finale of the sixth edition of CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest, organisers said.
As many as 90 teams participated in these four city rounds held on the same day.
The Bihar governor in his speech, used the crossword puzzle as a metaphor for life, and said, "Everyday life is like solving a crossword puzzle."
He also cited the example of chess, saying India has had a tradition of inventing mind games, as he exhorted the students to develop critical thinking.
Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) R K Singh, who was the chief guest on the occasion, also urged the students to develop critical thinking, saying those who have the ability to think, succeed in life.
"You can train your minds and develop an ability to think critically by solving crossword puzzles regularly," he said.
Besides the four rounds held for Delhi-NCR, 37 more cities are lined up for this verbal contest.
There will be 37 more city rounds between July-September before the 41 winning teams from as many cities gather in New Delhi for the national champion trophy.
The contest is conducted by a Patna-based organisation Extra-C. NPS Koramangla, Bengaluru, is the reigning champion.
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