Army Public School Shillong under Head Quarters 101 Area will host the semi final of India’s largest inter school quiz competition at the David Hall on November 25.
The Eastern Command Indian Army ‘Battle of Minds’–Indian Army Quiz commemorates the 25th year of Kargil Vijay Divas celebrations.
Twelve teams from two quarter finals, one held in Kolkata on November 20 and in Narangi on November 24, will participate in the semi final.
The national level quiz competition in a hybrid–online and offline mode conducted by the Indian Army is the first of its kind in the country aimed to draw attention of students in schools of the role of the Indian Army in national development and transformational change.
The target audience includes boys and girls in the age group of 10 to 16 years, which roughly corresponds to students in standards 6 to 10, from 1. 5 lakh schools across the country
This initiative is expected to reach out to approximately 1.5 crore students across the country and their teachers and parents, taking the total reach to approximately 4 crore nationally. The format will be one team of 3 + 1 students per school with representation of girl students in every team of co-ed schools.
The competition will be three-tiered with the initial rounds online, followed by semi-finals and finals at the Command levels at each of the six Army Commands. The finals will be held at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun on December 3, 2023.
The initiative is endorsed by the Chief of Army Staff, Army Wives Welfare Association, and the Adjutant General’s branch and will see the active participation of the Army Welfare Education Society which oversees over 400 Army Public Schools in India, an official press release said today.