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Mother of all fests back with 8th edition
200 schools tipped to take up TTIS Challenge

Students cheer at last year’s edition of the Great TTIS Challenge at Swabhumi

What: The Great TTIS Challenge powered by Young Metro 2012, the mother of all fests in the eastern zone.

When: The preliminary rounds will be held from December 8 to December 11 and the finals from December 14 to 16.

Where: Bidhan Sishu Udyan (behind ESI Hospital) near the Hudco crossing at Ultadanga.

Looking back: More than 4,000 students from 135 schools had poured into Swabhumi over three days for the finals of the seventh edition of The Great TTIS Challenge. Hirendra Leela Patranavis School was last year’s Champion of Champions.

What to expect: Around 200 schools from across the city are likely to take part in the fest this year. The rhythmically inclined can compete in Eastern solo, instrumental jugalbandi, fusion parade and dance.

Offstage events will include creative writing, quiz, crossword, cartooning, portrait painting, backyard art, extempore debate and many more fun contests. For those eager to test their strength, there’s tug-of-war.

The new attractions this year are fusion band, Western group singing, street play, extempore and X-factor.

Who can participate: Students of classes V to VIII and IX to XII.

How to participate: Download the entry form from the TTIS Facebook page, fill it in and email to or or

The filled-in form can also be faxed to 22259661, posted to TTIS Challenge, ABP Pvt Ltd, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta 700001, or hand-delivered at 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta 700001, in an envelope marked TTIS Challenge.

The last date of submission is December 5.