Badminton star & Edelweiss Brand Ambassador Saina Nehwal attends Brain Bout finale

Edelweiss Brain Bout, the first-of-its-kind quizzing championship, an initiative by India’s leading employee engagement company engage4more successfully concluded its second season with a flourish. The grand finale was held at the courtyard of High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel on Sunday.

The evening saw Anil Kothuri and Meghashyam Shirodkar from Edelweiss as the champions of the Edelweiss Brain Bout second season, Neil Fernandes and Rajashri Chanda from Infogain as the runner-ups.

The championship was witnessed by corporate honchos such as Radhika Gupta (CEO, Edelweiss Asset Management), Rajesh Srivastava (Joint Executive President and HR Business Partner at UltraTech Cement), Mona Cheriyan (President & Group Head Human Resources at Thomas Cook India Limited), Mukesh Malik (COO, Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group), Pankaj Phatarphod (Managing Director & Country Head of Services – India, RBS), Dr. Tanya Mishra (Managing Director Human Resources at Accenture) among others who wore the Quiz Master’s hat.

Edelweiss Brand Ambassador Nehwal too got into quizmaster mode, even donning boxing gloves for an energy-packed round, before the winning team and runner-ups were lauded with gifts such as gold & silver plated certificates, trophies, TVS Wego , iPads, Kindles and iPods.

The most striking aspect of the uniquely designed grand finale of Brain Bout Season 2 was the live acts. Adding a new dimension to the quiz, several cues were given through live art performances, dance and music. What made it special was that the performers were not professional artists, but corporate employees showcasing their talents. These included sand artist Machhindra Shinde, belly dancer Ramya Rao and actor Ashish Bhide whose performances upped the entertainment quotient.

Talking about the occasion, Nishant Parashar, Founder of engage4more said, “It feels great to see so much passion and excitement at Brain Bout. At engage4more, we carefully design events and activities to bring out the best in every employee and Brain Bout is an extension of this belief. Our tagline is ‘You have a passion, we have aghh question’ – Brain Bout encourages people to nurture their passions and have fun at the world’s only quiz with a concert. I want to thank Edelweiss for being supportive partners and we hope to make Brain Bout bigger next year.“

Also commenting on this high-octane event, Shabnam Panjwani, Head – Marketing, Edelweiss Group, said, “We love the format of Edelweiss Brain Bout and we encourage associating with unconventional form of engaging with audiences. The quizzing is so much part of Edelweiss, we do it regularly and many of our leaders are active quizzers themselves. So it seemed like a natural fit. Engage4more has been an exceptional partner and we are very happy to be associated with them”.

Edelweiss Brain Bout Season 2 saw an overall participation from 120 corporates across 7 cities over a period of four months before the grand finale.

Engage4more Brain Bout Season 2, with Edelweiss Group as its title sponsor, powered by TVS Wego with Hospitality Partner High Street Phoenix and Jewellery Partner PN Gadgil will air on DTV Prime on 27th and 28th May 2017 from 12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.

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