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Senior BJP leader and Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri today launched a new quiz competition. Aptly called “Jigyasa” (quest for knowledge), the quiz intends to create awareness about India’s rich cultural heritage, civilization, literature, architecture, and inherited knowledge which has its roots in ancient India.
Launched to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the competition is open to all people globally in which almost 2 crore individuals are expected to participate.
Schools from multiple locations including Rajkot, Bhopal, Shillong, and New Delhi participated in the launch. More than 1,000 participants joined virtually.
Shri Puri said that “Jigyasa” is a step toward creating awareness and taking forward the ‘Parampara of Gyan (knowledge)’ through technology, innovation, and inclusive learning. He attributed the primary motivation of Jigyasa to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to Antyodaya (welfare of the poorest people).
Jiyasa quiz is in 17 languages and promises to kickstart a conversation on the idea and ideals of Bharatiyat across 742 districts of India, that is Bharat. It is hosted on state-of-the-art technology, supported by artificial intelligence and machine learning. The quiz is open to everyone across the world between the age of 13 and 18 (as of March 31, 2022), including those who are not part of formal educational institutions.
Participants will be eligible to play the pre-qualifier round, followed by the District round, State round, Regional round, and eventually the National round. All other participants will participate in the Play-Along round where they will answer 5 questions per day and win exciting rewards. Winners of Jigyasa will be eligible for a scholarship of Rs. 10 lakh each.
Jigyasa can be accessed at www.akamquiz.com. In time, Jigyasa will also be available on a dedicated application, as Jigyasa Quiz on Google Play store; the ioS application can be downloaded from the website itself.
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