'Success is a Journey, Not a Destination'
Ignited minds of the students understood the journey of success better with their participation at the BIT fest, 2013.


On the 16th May, 2013, 51 students from grades 10 to 12 girls and boys, represented the Indian High School, Dubai at the BIT Fest ІІ 2013. BIT Fest is an annual inter school quiz competition that was initially started in the year 2012, it was held at the Birla Institute of Technology Offshore campus at Ras Al Khaimah. Students were accompanied by three teachers, Mrs. Rosy George, Mrs. Upma Sharma and Mrs. Rakhee Nandakumar who supported the students throughout the trip.

Students competed in four categories: General Quiz Seniors, Business Quiz Seniors, General Quiz Juniors and Business Quiz Juniors. Mrs. Rosy George, who accompanied and motivated the participating students, said "It was fun-loving as well as a loving experience. The students got a good exposure to various questions on different topics and they enjoyed."

After passing the written preliminary round, 20 teams were selected out of the 150 participating teams to compete in the final rounds. Sameeksha of class 10enthusiastically stated "It was an enlightening and fun-filled experience, which will truly have a special place in my heart. The experience and knowledge gained was infinite."

Manas George, Nikhil Joseph and Rohan Tikoo were among the few boys from the 12th grade who participated in the General Quiz for the Seniors. Tanish Jain, Rean Fernandes and Kunal Masand from the 10th Grade, participated in the Business Quiz for Juniors. As the results were announced, with a thrilling performance, these students ranked second in the respective quizzes. They were presented with the runner-up trophy by Mr. Abdallah Massaad, the C.E.O. of RAK Ceramics who was the honored chief guest for the event.

Though, IHs played exceptionally well, the overall champion was another school. Though the IHS students were disappointed, when asked about how the overall experience was, Pankti Shah of 10th Grade said "This learning experience was an enjoyable one and I will cherish it for life. The doing is more important than the outcome, after all!"
 
 
- Wtritten by Nelisha Mehta, Young Reporter for Light House.