After a three-day virtual event, the winners of the MED-ATHALON 2020 were announced by the American Mission Hospital on Friday night.

The Indian School Bahrain has been declared the winner of the AMH MEDATHALON 2020 Health is Wealth Trophy for 2020.

The award is based on the overall scores of students and teachers who participated in various contests which included quizzes, speeches, debates and short films on this year’s topics related to the pandemic, viruses, biological science and the advances in the field of medicine.

“The headwind of Covid-19 has disrupted the learning and education industry,” said the Corporate CEO Dr George Cheriyan, while speaking during the Grand Finale on Friday.   “But for every disruption by an obstacle that comes our way, we must look for an opportunity to solve the problem and to adapt to a new form.   Once we come out of this covid crisis, you will see that a lot of learning is going to move outside, away from the conventional classroom.”

“On our part, AMH remains committed to stay connected to the community so that both physical and mental wellbeing is cared for, despite the context we find ourselves in”, he added.

“Seven schools participated in this event with the quiz alone having 60 students of various schools participating online simultaneously,” said Dr Krishna of AMH, who organized MED-ATHALON 2020 with co-organizer Dr Babu Ramachandran. The quiz was conducted by the well-known quiz master Aneesh Nirmalan.

The toppers in the Quiz were Angel Deena Saji of Asian School, Rohit Sriram of New Indian School, and Harishankar Prasad of Asian School.

The Speech Contest winners were Falak Mansoor of Sacred Heart School, Neha Francis of Indian School, Aaron D’Costa of Sacred Heart School, and Srinidhi Vardharajan of the New Indian School. The judges made a special mention of Daniah Khaled of Alia National School, as a promising speaker.

The teachers debated on the topic ‘It is resolved that students holistic wellness is the school’s responsibility” and the Asian School teachers’ team, comprising Anjana Gopinath and Vanitha Reynold, was declared as the winning debate team.

Indian School teachers’ team of Priya Laji and Anju Muralidharan and another Indian School teachers’ team of Shwetha Shaji and Savitha Rajesh Nair have taken the second and third places.

The Short Films by students which won the contest are – ‘The New Dawn’ by the Indian School, ‘Face the Phase’ by Al Noor International School,  ‘Tring…Tring’ by Indian School and ‘With High Hopes’ by Asian School.

“MED-ATHALON is conducted annually as one of AMH’s community engagement projects, and it is done not only to promote awareness of health and medicine, but also to inspire young people to embrace the fields of biology and medical science”, said Dr Babu Ramachandran.


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