The Ministry of Defence is holding an online quiz contest on gallantry awards, beginning today.
The winners of the contest will be awarded cash prizes, with a first prize of INR 1,00,000/-, and an invitation to witness the Republic Day Parade on January 26 and the Beating Retreat on January 28, with travel and five-day stay paid for by the government.
“In order to inculcate spirit of nationalism and patriotic feeling among youth and masses, an online quiz competition on gallantry awards (Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra) will be conducted by Ministry of Defence in coordination with MyGov.in from 1-10 January 2018,” said a defence ministry release.
According to the release, the ‘questions for the quiz will be primarily based on the information available in respect of the gallantry awards and awardees on online portal www.GallantryAwards.gov.in.
This quiz contest is being held in Hindi and English from January 01 to January 10 by MyGov at https://Quiz.MyGov.in and has two categories – for contestants under 18 years of age and secondly, for contestants, 18 and above.
Each category will have a first prize of INR 1,00,000/-, second prize of INR 75,000/- and third prize of INR 50,000/-. Each category will also award two consolation prizes of INR 15,000/-.
For underage and female winners, the government will also provide travel and stay arrangements for a guardian or companion.