In a momentous step towards fostering knowledge and empowering the youth, the Indian Army proudly unveiled ‘Battle of Minds’ – Indian Army Quiz 2023 at the Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment. The quiz competition commemorates the 25th year of Kargil Vijay Divas celebrations.
The quiz competition celebrates the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the Kargil War rendering a heartfelt tribute to the bravery and courage of those who made that victory possible.
This initiative, symbolized by the newly revealed logo, underscores Army’s commitment to nurturing intellectual growth and inspiring young minds across the Nation. The event celebrates the past and aims to ignite a spirit of curiosity and learning among the youth, shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
The event was attended by Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar, Vice Chief of the Army Staff. The logo for the quiz competition was unveiled by Archana Pande, President AWWA. Param Vir Chakra Awardees Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Yogendra Singh Yadav (Retired) and Subedar Major Sanjay Kumar were also present along with Principals from schools across 36 states and Union Territories of India.
The initiative reaches out to approximately 1.5 lakh schools across the country with representation from all districts of India. It aims at registration by approximately 15000 schools. Thus, the competition is expected to engage approximately 1.5 crore students across the nation. Teams from co-educational schools will have at least one female student. Participants will be in the age group 10 to 16 years. The contest will be conducted in a hybrid i.e. online and offline mode.
There will be free Registration and attractive prizes will be given to winners and participants. Rewards for schools, students, and accompanying teachers, with prizes exceeding 4 crore rupees, including buses for the top 12 schools and over 360 laptops for students and teachers are on offer.
A robust student outreach programme through Teach India with an emphasis on pedagogy-based learning will propagate the broad message of the quiz. It will also highlight the role of the Indian Army in nation-building, the Kargil Victory and the ongoing transformations in the Indian Army in its aftermath.
This quiz goes beyond the concept of just testing the general awareness of students. The quiz will also generate awareness among the students of the future role they have to play in nation-building.
The name “Battle of Minds” symbolizes intellectual vigour with the tagline emphasizing victory, bravery and heroism. The crossed swords and Ashoka pillar signify readiness, duty, and honour which embody the indomitable spirit and dedication of the Indian Army.