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Mahindra World City, Chennai Hosts 2nd Edition Of MindQuest, The Annual Mahindra World City Quiz

Over 80 teams take part in the Quiz competition

March 4, 2013: Mahindra World City, Chennai hosted the 2nd annual edition of MindQuest on February 28. Held under the aegis of Rejoice@mahindraworldcity - the community building initiative, over 80 teams from companies & residents within Mahindra World City, students of Mahindra World School, companies and students from colleges and Universities on the GST corridor participated in this event. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Sangeeta Prasad, CEO, Mahindra World City Developers Ltd explained "While we have so far focused on enabling the best in business to set up their facilities, we are now concentrating on creating the residential and social infrastructure. Social and Cultural events are as important as brick and mortar and an endeavour such as MindQuest, which in its 2nd edition has brought in the necessary vigor that is essential to create the buzz on this corridor. It gives me immense pleasure to see how well it has been accepted by the community and we hope it will go from strength to strength in the coming years and become one of the most sought after annual quizzing event in Chennai." The sponsors to the event include Holiday Inn Express, Mahindra Holidays and Connexions Leisure store. The prizes included cash prizes for the top 3 winners, apart from holiday packages and gift hampers for all finalists. There were attractive prizes for the audience as well. The Argumentative Indians from Infosys was the winner with Anwesh from Mindtree Consulting coming in the second place and The Paranur Pundits once again from Infosys securing the 3rd place. Mr Muthukumaran Raj of Argumentative Indians, the winning team exclaimed "I am delighted to be a part of . It is encouraging to have participants from across all age groups in this event. I will be happy if we can organize more such events at Mahindra World City."

About Mahindra Word City Developers Ltd.

Mahindra World City Developers Ltd (MWCDL) is a PPP between the US$ 16.2 bn Mahindra Group and TIDCO (a Govt. of Tamil Nadu undertaking). Mahindra World City is an Integrated Business City and is fulfilling its endeavour of creating a "Sustainable Urban Community". The City has distinct zones for Industrial (SEZs & DTA), Residential, Social, Retail and Commercial. 62 global companies including BMW, Infosys, Depuy Synthes Institute, Fujitec, NTN Corporation, Lear Corporation, TVS Group of companies and Ingersoll Rand, have set up their facilities within Mahindra World City. The Residential/Social Zone master planned for 6000 homes is co-located in close proximity to the Industrial Zone with varied social amenities built into the master plan comprising residential units, school, hospital, business hotel, hostel, multiplex, retail malls, recreation and leisure facilities. Mahindra World City has involved itself, with the support of NGOs, in skill up-gradation and employability training, Over 3000 village youth from the neighbouring communities have received relevant training. Visit us at www.mahindrawordcity.com

About Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.

Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd., the real estate and infrastructure development business of the $16.2 billion Mahindra Group, is a leader in sustainable urban development, through the creation of residential and integrated large format developments across nine Indian cities - Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The Company’s residential & commercial development footprint includes over 0.8 million sqm (8.3 million sq ft) of completed projects and over1.0 million sqm (11.3 million sq ft) of ongoing and forthcoming projects. Mahindra Lifespaces has pioneered the concept of an integrated business city through ‘Mahindra World City’ developments in Chennai and Jaipur. These developments cover 1862 hectares (4,600 acres) and house over 100 reputed global companies, providing an integrated environment for Life, Living and Livelihood. The Company’s ‘Green’ homes, pan-India presence, and the development of successful integrated cities have all contributed to Mahindra Lifespaces being recognized as a developer with a pioneering spirit. Mahindra Lifespaces is the first real estate company in India to release its triple bottom-line focused Sustainability Report that is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and received an A+ rating indicating the highest levels of disclosure and transparency. Visit us at www.mahindralifespaces.com

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency. A USD 16.7 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 180,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries. In 2012, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. In 2013, the Mahindra Group received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the 'Emerging Markets' category. Visit us at www.mahindra.com

The Preliminary round

The Preliminary round

The finals

The finals

The Winner

The Winners - The Argumentative Indians from Infosys ( 1 & 2 from right) receiving a cheque for Rs 35000/- from Mr Arun of Holiday Inn Express, Mr Shyam Kalyanasundaram and Mr Sunil Kurian of Mahindra World City

For further enquiries please contact:

Roma Balwani Chief Group Communications Officer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Phone: +91 22 2490 1441 Email: balwani.roma@mahindra.com  
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