The AICUF and Youth Cell of St Xavier College, Mapusa- Goa organized an Inter – Collegiate and Higher Secondary School Bible Quiz on the 13th of February 2019. Eleven participating teams took part in the quiz with three members in each team. To grace the occasion we had amongst us our Chief Guest Ms. Myra Vieira, who is widely known for her efforts as a teacher, catechist and an active parishioner in Mapusa. The Bible Quiz wouldn’t have been a success without the Quiz master, Deacon Movin Menezes, who has done his Masters in Science, Philosophy and Religion.
The programme began with a prayer dance and enthronement of the Bible by the AICUF students. Fr. Principal Dr. Jeronimo D’silva welcomed the gathering with his kind words.
The quiz was based on the Gospel of Luke, in keeping with the year’s Pastoral Theme. The quiz began with Deacon Movin explaining the rules and the various quiz rounds that were to follow. The quiz had seven different rounds, each based on a single aspect of Jesus’ life. The rounds included an audio-visual round that was challenging, to say the least. The First place was bagged by Government College of Sanquelim, Second place by Goa Medical College, Bambolim and Third place by St. Joseph College, Cortalim . All the teams performed very well and the audience too had intriguing questions extended to them.
After a short refreshment break, the the Chief Guest Miss Myra addressed the crowd with kind and inspiring words that were spoken from the heart. The prize distribution ceremony then followed with certificates handed out to the participating teams and trophies and gifts to the top three prize winning teams. The Quizmaster was also thanked and a token handed over to him by the Convenor of AICUF and Youth Cell, Ms Ruella D’souza. This was followed by the Vote of thanks proposed by Tr Edwina Pereira.
The comperes for the day were Ms Leanne D’souza and Ms Shania Moraes and due to the success of the quiz, it will be maintained as an annual feature.