Team Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) wins Pune round of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2023

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Pune, 9th October, 2023: Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) won the 1st round of the Pune qualifying round of intercolleagiate Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2023, held at the Engineering College Pune .

The winning team Sagnik Sarkar, Dev Dileep Nair and Ritwik Johari did their institute proud by answering the wide array of questions on the Nobel prizes and Sweden and will now represent the city at the National Finals which will be held at New Delhi on October 31, 2023.

Ms Elin Westher, Consul, Consulate General of Sweden handed out the prizes at the quiz competition which saw avid quizzers from across reputed colleges and technical institutes of the city and from nearby areas.

Aditya Jaya Palan, Balmik Shyamaland Vedant Shekhar Jhaalso from the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) won the 2nd position and in the 3rd position was Bandana Mishra, Kinshuk Agarwal and Ayusi Agarwal from Symbiosis Law School

The quiz competition will now proceed to the remaining qualifying rounds in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and finally in New Delhi.

The prize for National quiz champions is a weeklong trip to Sweden. The winners will get to visit the headquarters of some of the partnering companies, Swedish universities and the Nobel Museum. All participants of the quiz got the certificates and many of them also won exciting audience prizes.

“I am delighted to participate in the first Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz in this Jubilee Year of Sweden India relations, in Pune which is historically the most important Indian city for Sweden and Swedish companies,” said Mr Sven Östberg, Consul General of Sweden to Mumbai.

“The hugely popular Quiz is back in a physical form after five years and it is most encouraging to see that the enthusiasm from our student friends remains just as high! I congratulate all the participants – each one of them is a winner to me!”

Launched in 2008, this much awaited annual quiz has grown exponentially over the years and is a unique medium to test student’s knowledge on the Nobel Prize, Nobel Laureates and their achievements along with Sweden, its people, culture, Swedish innovations and inventions. Organized by the Embassy of Sweden in collaboration with leading Swedish companies in India and other partners as well as the Consulate General of Sweden in Mumbai, it forms part of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial programme.

The quiz is open to all Indian students currently enrolled at a college/university in India. Students are required to form teams of three members, all from the same institution. The winning team from each city will qualify for the grand finale

About the Sweden India Nobel Memorial programme:

Instituted in the memory of Swedish innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Alfred Nobel, it celebrates the contribution of both Swedish and Indian Nobel Laureates.

With ‘Swedish Innovation Made in India’ as its theme and the celebrations spread over a couple of months, the programme will act as a vehicle to showcase the prowess of Swedish companies in India.

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial programme 2023 comprises a bouquet of events ranging from seminars and panel discussions to competitions for student and cultural -events. This year, the main partners include ABB, Ericsson, Epiroc, IKEA, Oriflame, SAAB, SEB, SKF, Tetrapak, VE Commercial Vehicles and Volvo.