The student run NGO, GAME (Go Ahead and Make Effort) organized a treasure hunt on April 14, 2018 named ‘Snooze and Loose’. More than 50 teams participated in the event with their age ranging from 14yrs to 58yrs. The participants were not only from Chandigarh but where from Panchkula and Mohali as well. The event was sponsored by 20 different sporting cash and kind respectively.
The President of the NGO, Mr. Shubham Goyal addressed the teams with a speech, explaining them the rules of the event. The event kick started at 10:30 am from the garden of silence at the Sukhna lake, where the teams were handed over different clues, which would lead them to a hurdle. After crossing the hurdle a riddle was given to the teams, which enabled them to reach the object which they had to sell out from where they could get another clue, guiding them to another location. Likewise, similar cycle of clue, hurdle, riddle, object, clue, and hurdles continued for 5 times. The objects where hidden at different locations making the game more interesting and difficult for the participants.
Fragrance garden, Citco, Sector 17 market, Sukhna Lake and Japanese garden were among the several locations chosen for the event.
The excitement and happiness of the participants could be judged by their views like that of Muskan Sumbria said, “it was my first experience to have participated in a treasure hunt, it was fun event and the hurdles made it more interesting. The best part was that I along with my friends today went across whole Chandigarh in four and half hours”. Another participant Akshay said, “I got to travel around with my friends in a very interesting manner and the arrangements were good too”. Seeing so many teams around boosted encouraged us to put all effort to win this event.”
The winners were finally announced at 3:50 pm by the President and Vice President, Mr. Shubham Goyal and Parth Bansal respectively. It was a tie between two teams ‘scavengers’ and ‘Sisnoo’ and received prizes worth fifty thousand. Team ‘Fab Five’ was the first runner up followed by team ‘five musketeers’ being the second runner up.
This student run NGO was established this year only and have managed to organize three charity events so far including this treasure hunt, whose money collect would be donated to an orphanage.
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