BSNL SPORTS QUIZ, one of DD-PODHIGAI's long running & Star Programme, is a weekly quiz programme and is on air for the past 15 years. This week the programme is reaching its 750th episode which a made humble beginning in the year 2002 during FIFA world cup football as a 4 week programme to kindle interes t amongst sports loving viewers. It continues to be on air with suitable modification from time to time. Already the said programme is in LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS for the long running LIVE QUIZ PROGRAMME. To celebrate the 750th episode, a special live invited audience programme was held at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan on 29/9/2016 by inviting famous sports personalities of yesteryears like Olympic Hockey Captain Shri V. Bhaskaran, Olympic athlete Smt Shiny Wilson and Former cricketer Shri. V.B. Chandrasekar. This programme's long time sponsor of BSNL Tamilnadu Circle's Chief General Manager Smt. Poonguzhali and shri N. Thiyagarajan, ADG(E) South zone, AIR & DD Chennai were the Guests of honour in the function. Some of the unique features of this BSNL Sports Quiz programme are that the longest running live Quiz programme on any T.V. Channel in the world. Also, the age profile of t he viewers participating in the programme ranges from school children (10 to 12 years) to Senior Citizen (75 to 80 years), and having passion for the sports activities and are being dedicated active viewers for this show.
Contributed by :- Shri. Sivakumar Sankaranarayanan