Video Broadcast : #197
January 16, 2021
Awards (considered equivalent to Nobel Prize)
- “Nobel Prize in” Economics
- ACM Turing Award (in Computing)
- Field Medal (in Mathematics)
Prizes at School
- Highest score in a test or examination
- Prize for reciting poems (e.g. Mingalar Kabyar)
- Prize for good handwriting
- Prize for good behavior
- Prize for sports events
- Collegiate Scholarship (for top students in Matriculation examination)
Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC)
- In the early days, RUBC awarded cups to the winning teams.
- The President of the Union of Burma donated the “President’s Challenge Cup for Inter-Club Eights.”
In the inaugural competition, RUBC beat the combined team of Calcutta Lake Club and Calcutta University Rowing Club.
- The Prime Minister of the Union of Burma donated the “Prime Minister’s Challenge Cup for Inter-Club Fours.”
- The Challenge Cups are listed in the commemorative issue for the 90th Anniversary for the founding of RUBC.
- Sir Arthur Eggar donated a Pewter Cup for the Senior Novices.
The Senior Novice Winners receive a brooch.
- Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in the latter days.
For obvious reasons, the medals are plated.
P. Orr Tun Yin was a primary supplier of the cups and medals.
U Hla Din and sons became the secondary source.
- For World Cup, there was Jules Rimet Trophy.
- For soccer in Burma, there was “Dunlop Shield (Daing)”
Number of Medals
- In some competitions, the two losing semi-finalists are awarded Joint Third prize.
So, the number of bronze medals can be higher than the number of gold medals.
- Due to the introduction of tie-breakers in most sports, we rarely have joint champions.
In a few instances (e.g. the clock cannot discriminate the two winners), two gold medals were awarded to the joint champions.
- Lifetime Achievement Awards
- National Awards
- Literary Awards