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Everyday life is like a crossword puzzle, develop critical thinking: Bihar Guv to youth

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Navigating through everyday life is like solving a puzzle, said as he exhorted students to develop

He was addressing a gathering at an auditorium of a Kendriya Vidyalaya in Cantonment after inaugurating a national inter-school contest.

The Delhi-rounds were also held yesterday in which (Delhi); (Ghaziabad); Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 24 (Noida); and Public School Sector 14 (Gurgaon), became the first four schools to qualify for the grand finale of the sixth edition of CCCC Cryptic Contest, organisers said.

As many as 90 teams participated in these four city rounds held on the same day.

The 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 has had a tradition of inventing mind games, as he exhorted the students to develop

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 regularly," he said.

Besides the four rounds held for Delhi-NCR, 37 more cities are lined up for this verbal contest.

"Today, the contest is being organised in It will be held in other cities too like Ranchi, and Bengaluru," a member of the organising team said.

of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Santosh Mall, of were also present on the occasion.

mentor of the contest, traced the journey of the competition, whose first edition was held in 2013.

There will be 37 more city rounds between July-September before the 41 winning teams from as many cities gather in New 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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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 15:45 IST