The National rounds of the second edition of the Fit India Quiz will be aired on the popular OTT platform Disney Hotstar starting August 12. A total of 13 episodes will be aired every Saturday and Sunday at 8 am. They will be hosted by anchors Tanay Tiwari and Tanya Purohit.
A total of 72 students (two students each from 36 schools) clinched the top honours from their respective States/UTs in the State rounds. Each of the 36 winning schools following the State rounds was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2.5 Lakh by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur in Mumbai last month. The team of 2 students from the School was awarded a total of Rs 25,000.
The total prize money for the winner of the National rounds now is now Rs 25 Lakh, with the students bagging a total of Rs 2.5 Lakh. The 1st and 2nd National runners-up schools will win Rs 15 Lakh and Rs 10 Lakh respectively.
The second edition of the Fit India quiz is being conducted by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in association with the Sports Authority of India. The quiz covers a wide range of topics related to India’s rich sporting history, fitness, and nutrition.
The quiz was launched on 29th August last year on the eve of the National Sports Day by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Hon’ble Minister of State, Youth Affairs & Sports and Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Nisith Pramanik, in the presence of Hon’ble Union Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.
A total of 348 schools and 418 students were selected for the State/UT rounds. Among these students, 39% were girl students. The selected schools formed a team of two students, who competed for the State/UT championship through a series of web rounds. A total of 120 rounds were conducted to identify 36 State/UT champions.
Following the success of the 1st edition of the Fit India Quiz, the second edition received a massive response. 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, the first edition of the Fit India Quiz saw a total participation of 36,299 students from 13,502 schools. It also amounted to a 70% increase in the number of students participating in the second edition of the quiz as compared to the first edition.
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