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Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur felicitates Fit India Quiz state-level winners

Newdelhi:22/7/22:The National Round of the Fit India Quiz 2021 has begun. The State-level winners from 36 States/UTs are competing for the top honours and mega cash prize.

72 student contestants are now in Mumbai with their respective teachers to take part in the final leg of the Fit India Quiz Competition.  The National Rounds will be telecast on Star Sports and national television and Webcast on social media channels of Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

From Maharashtra, Tanay Gautam Sheth and Aakash Viswanath from P. G. Garodia School (ICSE), Mumbai will compete in the National Round. (List of contestants from other states annexed)

The winning school in the National Round of the Fit India Quiz 2021 will get a prize money of Rs. 25 lakhs and the winning team of students will be awarded cash prize of Rs. 2.5 lakhs (Rs. 1.25 lakhs each).

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The first runner-up will get Rs. 15 lakhs (for the school) and Rs. 1.5 lakhs (Rs. 75,000 for each student), and the 2nd runner-up will get Rs. 10 lakhss (for the school) and Rs. 1 lakhs (Rs. 50,000 for each student).

The National Round will consist of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals as follows.

 

Quarter Final

 

• 36 teams will be divided into 12 groups of 3 teams each. The 3

teams will compete with each other and the top team from each

group (a total of 12 teams) will move to the Semi Final Round.

 

• For the remaining 24 teams, 4 best Runner-ups will also move to

the Semi Final Round

 

• A total of 16 teams will therefore qualify for the Semi-Finals.

Semi Final

 

The 16 teams who enter the Semi-Finals will be divided into 4

groups of 4 teams each. The winner from each group will move

to the National Final Round, which will be telecast on Star

Sports.

Final

 

4 teams will compete to secure the Top Place of being India’s No

1 school in the Fit India Quiz.

State Round Champions

Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur felicitated the 72 students from 36 schools who won the state rounds, in Mumbai last evening.  Cash prize amounting to Rs. 99 Lakhss was awarded to these state-level winners.

360 schools competed in the State Rounds which took place during the months of February and March 2022. 36 teams (two students in each team) of the state rounds and their school representatives were awarded prize money, with the School being awarded Rs. 2,50,000/- and two students being rewarded Rs. 12,500/- each.

Addressing the students, the Minister said “the Fit India Quiz will promote Fit India Movement, create awareness about Sports and fitness, leading to creation of healthy and fit India, as envisioned by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi”. He said “each one of you is now an ambassador of sports and fitness” and asked the students to spread the word on Fit India Mobile App as well.

Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur felicitating Students Tanay Gautam Sheth and Aakash Viswanath from PG Garodia ICSE School, Mumbai and HOD, Sports Vinod Patil.

About the Fit India Quiz

Launched with the aim to create awareness among students about India’s rich sporting history, the Fit India Quiz saw participation of 36,299 students in the preliminary rounds where 13,500 schools competed online on a platform hosted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

Out of this, 360 selected schools competed in the State Rounds. After a series of state-level quarter-final and semi-final rounds, the finalists from 36 States/UTs have been identified for participating in the National Finals.

A complete list of Finalists can be found here.

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