Loyola School, a premier educational institution, successfully hosted the Jamshedpur City Round of the 11th edition of the CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest, a highly anticipated national-level inter-school cryptic crossword competition. The event took place under the esteemed guidance of Rtn Pratim Banerjee, Chairman of Loyola Alumni Association, and witnessed enthusiastic participation from students representing 8 different schools.
Mr. Manoj Tiwari, the Vice President of the Crossword Association of Jharkhand, graced the occasion with his presence, underscoring the significance of the competition in fostering a love for language and problem-solving skills among students.
Fr. Joseph, the Principal of Loyola School, expressed his delight at the overwhelming response from participating schools and emphasized the importance of such contests in nurturing critical thinking and analytical abilities among students.
The competition began with a preliminary round, where 14 teams from the participating schools were given cryptic crossword puzzles to solve within a stipulated time of | hour. Following this round, the top 6 teams advanced to the Extra-C rounds, an intense phase where students had to decipher cryptic clues displayed on a projector screen.
After a riveting contest, Varshini Ghosh and Ragav Agarwal from Loyola School emerged victorious, claiming the coveted title. Shashwat Shubham Raj and Abhishek Kam from Mount Litera Zee School secured the runner-up position, showcasing their exceptional crossword-solving skills.
The winning team, Loyola School, will now have the honor of representing Jamshedpur in the grand finale of the CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest, scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 29-30 November. The grand finale will witness participation from schools across India, with students competing for the prestigious championship.
The Jamshedpur City Round of the CCCC Cryptic Crossword Contest not only provided a platform for healthy competition but also served as a valuable learning experience for all participants. The event emphasized the importance of language, critical thinking, and teamwork, setting the stage for the continued intellectual development of the students.