Jigyasa, the quest for knowledge, a quiz competition to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav was launched by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri here today. Shri Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited was also present on the occasion.
Shri Puri said that in line with the spirit of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Jigyasa is a quiz competition that aims to create awareness of the rich cultural heritage, civilization, literature, architecture and knowledge inherited from India which have their roots in ancient India. This is a one-of-a-kind quiz competition open to people all over the world, in which almost 2 million people are likely to take part. The competition is a great opportunity to hone the talent of the participants. He further said that the competition is not only a reflection of being an Indian but will also empower with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Advancing the grand vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, “Jigyasa” is a step towards raising awareness and promoting the “Parampara of Gyan” through technology, innovation and inclusive learning. One of Jigyasa’s main motivations stems from the prime minister’s commitment to Antyodaya. Jigyasa is truly inclusive by nature. Schools from several places including Rajkot, Bhopal, Shillong and New Delhi participated in the launch. Over 1,000 attendees joined virtually.
Jigyasa is hosted on state-of-the-art technology, backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Anyone from any part of the world can take part in Jigyasa: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Quiz. Special arrangements are available for Divyangs. Those who are in the age group of 13 to 18 and who are not part of the formal education system are also eligible to participate in Jigyasa. Which is in 17 languages. Jigyasa promises to start a conversation about the idea and ideals of Bharatiyat in 742 districts of India i.e. Bharat.
Jigyasa winners will be eligible for a scholarship of Rs. 10 lakh each. Jigyasa would be available to everyone at www.akamquiz.com. Jigyasa will also be available on a dedicated application, such as Jigyasa Quiz on Google Play store; the ioS app can be downloaded from the website itself.