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The Fit India Quiz - India's first school fitness and sports quiz, was launched in September 2021, in line with the vision of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to make fitness and sports a way of life among youngsters and to create awareness about India's rich sporting history. Launched by Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, the nationwide quiz is now into the State Rounds. The first of its kind quiz on fitness and sports saw a total participation of 36,299 students from 13,502 schools across the country in the preliminary rounds that ended on January 25th. Secretary Department of Sports, M/o YAS, Smt. Sujata Chaturvedi briefed media today in New Delhi. DG of Sports Authority of India Shri Sandip Pradhan, Join Secretary of Department of Sports Shri Atul Singh and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present on this occasion. Key Highlights: Fit India Quiz is part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and aims to provide a national platform for students to showcase their knowledge about fitness and sports The Quiz has prize money of Rs 3.25 crores which will be given out to winning schools and students at various phases of the quiz A total of 36,299 students from 13,502 schools participated in the Prelims of the Quiz. Speaking about the quiz Smt. Chaturvedi said, "Fit India Quiz is a step towards strengthening the Fit India Movement. The Key Objective of the first-ever Fit India quiz is to propagate the message of Fit India Movement among the school children and to create awareness among students about India's rich sporting history." "The Fit India Quiz is part of the central government's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' initiative to celebrate 75 years of India's Independence and aims to provide a national platform for students to showcase their knowledge about fitness and sports. It is the first ever and largest initiative of its kind by the Government", Smt. Chaturvedi added. Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Thakur, along with Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Nisith Pramanik, launched India's first Fit India Quiz from Delhi's iconic Dhyan Chand Stadium where they were virtually connected with Tokyo Olympics medallists Neeraj Chopra and P V Sindhu along with few school students who took part in an impromptu Quiz to launch the initiative. The Quiz has prize money of Rs 3.25 crores which will be given out to winning schools and students at various phases of the quiz. A total of 36,299 students from 13,502 schools participated in the Prelims of the Quiz and it saw an equal participation from boys as well as girls. The main aim of the quiz is to create awareness among students about India's rich sporting history and to also tell them more about India's centuries-old indigenous sports and our national and regional sporting heroes. "I am happy to learn about the massive participation in the Quiz from so many students across the country and this only gives us more hope to get closer to the Prime Minister's vision of seeing India as a big sporting nation. The National Round of the Fit India Quiz will also be telecast on Star Sports and thus can be watched by everyone in the country," Smt. Sujata Chaturvedi added.(Input PIB).