The Eighth Rajmata Gayatri Devi Memorial Trophy was organised by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya in fond and everlasting memory of the Founder of the School, The Late Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur on 1st September 2017.
This annual event is a humble tribute by the staff and students of the Vidyalaya to their beloved Rajmata Sahiba. Every year, A quiz based on a theme close to the Rajmata’s heart is conducted for winning the coveted Trophy.
This year, the quiz was based on Literature and was aptly called ‘Athenaeum- The Literature Quiz’. It was conducted in three keenly contested stages with the top six scoring teams vieing for the winner’s trophy. The third position went to Jayshree Periwal High School, the second position was secured by Sunbeam School, Bhagwanpur, Varanasi and the winner of the quiz with a big margin was Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya.
The glittering silver trophy, presented by the Vidyalaya’s alumni association, was passed over by the hosts to the second position securing, Sunbeam School. The Chief Guest of the Event was Ms. Dharmendar Kanwar, eminent writer, historian and Member, Governing Council, INTACH. In her address to the students, she recollected her close association with Rajmata Sahiba and spoke to them about how they all can learn so much from her dynamic personage and at the same time, carry forward her invaluable legacy to the society and the city.
The Chairperson of the Vidyalaya, Rani Vidya Devi and the Principal, Ms. Krishna Bhati also addressed the gathering. Teams from across the nation who participated in the event were guided through a repository of interesting and thought provoking questions by popular Quiz Masters Mr. Kunal Savarkar and Ms. Seema Chari from Xpressminds, New Delhi.