Namchi, 15th February, 2023: Bidush Chettri of Government Senior Secondary School,Yangang, topped Preliminary Round of 2nd Fit India Quiz from Sikkim on February 15.
The results of the Preliminary Round of the 2nd Fit India Quiz that was announced on Thursday is India’s biggest online sports and fitness quiz conducted in mobile platforms, taking place across 36 States and Union territories of India.
Bidush Chettri who is currently studying in class XI, stood first in the Preliminary round, along with, Pratik Singh from Gujarat, Swapnil Deshpande from Telangana, Shashwat Mishra from Uttar Pradesh were the National toppers among the male students while Jashanpreet Kaur from Punjab, Estuti Awasthi from Uttar Pradesh and Aakriti Kaushal from Punjab stood as National toppers among the female students.
The 2nd edition of the Fit India National Fitness and Sports Quiz for Schools was launched on August 29 last year by the Union Minister, Youth Affairs & Sports and Information & Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur and the Minister of State, Youth Affairs & Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs, Nisith Pramanik, in the presence of the Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan.
According to the Assistant Director of Sports Authority of India (SAI), Guwahati, the 2nd edition of the quiz has seen a massive participation of 61,981 students from 16,702 schools across 702 districts of India in comparison to the first edition of the Fit India Quiz which saw a total participation of 36,299 students from 13,502 schools. The AD also said that, the highest representation in the preliminary rounds of the Fit India Quiz 2022 was from the State of Uttar Pradesh with a total of 20,470 students from 5368 schools. UP was followed by Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
It is worth mentioning that the preliminary rounds were held on December 08 and 09 last year, and was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The National Testing Agency is the same institution that conducts the IIT and JEE entrance exams. The rounds constituted a mobile-based multiple choice online round taken by students from their home or school.
The motive of the quiz is to provide a unique platform to students from each and every nook and corner of the country to showcase their knowledge in sports and fitness and providing opportunity to feature on National Television. Tge winner students and schools will be awarded the total cash prize worth more than Rupees 3.25 crores, the assistant director of SAI, have also mentioned.
Following the declaration of results of the preliminary rounds, the State rounds for Fit India Quiz 2022 are to be held in April 2023. A total of 348 teams from 36 states/UTs will be competing to become the State/UT champion for their respective States/UTs. The 36 State/UT champions will further compete in the National Finals scheduled in June 2023.
Sushil Rai, correspondent, Namchi.