As the rounds progressed, questions delved into themes of constitutional history, particularly those related to Ambedkar’s constitutional and political thought.
PANAJI: Goa University were crowned champions at the ConQuest 2023 National Finals marked the culmination of four regional rounds involving universities from across India and over 800 participants.
The top two teams from each region advanced to compete for the ConQuest 2023 Champions title at Ramaiah College of Law, Bengaluru, on 25 November 2023. Notably, the Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) partnered with Dr BR Ambedkar Research Institute, Bengaluru and Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS), Department of Social Welfare, Government of Karnataka.
A special edition round for 300 KREIS students was organised for the first time to enhance constitutional awareness among India’s youth.
ConQuest is organised by CLPR and is the public outreach arm of CLPR’s Constitutionofindia.net initiative.
The event kicked off with the inaugural KREIS special edition round, where 300 students formed teams of three to tackle a 20-minute written quiz questionnaire. Following the preliminary round, the top six teams moved to the ConQuest KREIS edition finals.
In the opening round of the finals, which showcased an image of Indian Constituent Assembly member Kengal Hanumanthaiah, students were challenged to identify the building project he initiated.
This came after a visiting Russian delegation, accompanied by Hanumanthaiah, highlighted the prevalence of European architecture in Karnataka. The correct answer, inspired by indigenous architectural styles, was Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru—the seat of the Karnataka Government.
Students were also asked to identify two terms that economics professor KT Shah – a Constituent Assembly member – wanted to include in the Constitution’s Preamble but was not allowed to. The correct answer was “Socialist and Secular”.