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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has new plans for a world-class online and broadcast event for school students and this is in the form of a 'Fit India Quiz'. The registrations will begin next month and each school in the country will be asked to nominate two or more students. These students will compete on an online platform that is run by the National Testing Agency (NTA). 32 schools from each state and union territory will be selected for a state round. The professional quiz masters will finalize one champion from each state and union territory. The quiz will happen through a webcast on social media platforms. 36 school champions will be zeroed in from 36 Indian states and union territories.
They will compete for a national round telecast that will come live on television through a leading sports channel. The quiz will also have enough fun so that the student call his teacher or a parent over the phone. This will make the show more interactive and engaging. The quiz will have audio, video rounds along with buzzer rounds, topical rounds and others. The topics include Indian history, sports, yoga, personalities and others. The Indian government will hire a professional firm to run the 'State Round of Quiz' of the 'Fit India Quiz'. The Sports Authority of India will select two quiz masters from each state. The execution of the rounds will be completed in 30 days. The State Round of Quiz will be a webcast on social media and 180 rounds are expected to commence in total.
After 36 winning school teams are finalized, there would be quarterfinals, semifinals and final rounds. These would be telecasted on a national channel along with a private sports channel. It will also be available as a webcast through the social media channels of Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Star Sports and Fit India. Cash prizes are planned for the winners. Narendra Modi launched The Fit India Movement in August 2019 and this nationwide quiz would be a part of the Fit India Movement.
By Siva Kumar