Country’s largest quizzing event on Marine and Fisheries sector
MPEDA was established in 1972 under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry with an objective to promote the export of marine products. Due to its interventions the marine products export, which was worth a few million dollars in the ‘70s, has touched a record figure of US$ 7.74 billion in 2021-22, despite the crises due to Covid pandemic and other trade issues.
The Authority has kick-started its Golden Jubilee year celebrations on 24th August 2021. MPEDA celebrates its Golden Jubilee with a myriad of activities and programmes along with “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” being celebrated by the nation.
On this occasion, as done in previous years, a “MPEDA Golden Jubilee Marine Quest – 2022” for the school students across the country is being organized, for students from 8th to 12th classes in hybrid mode. This is the fourth edition of MPEDA Marine Quiz competition. The previous ones were confined to coastal states, and were very successful in participation.
The first stage, which is a curtain raiser with social media Quizzes was organized from 1st to 30th May 2022 to generate awareness among students about the event. More than 2700 students across the country have registered & participated in the curtain raiser, which had daily quizzes on a myriad of topics. Three winners were selected every day and prizes were given.
The second stage of the Quiz, which is a team event and intends state / UT level participation. Two participants representing the same school can form a team, and there can be any number of teams from one school.
The registration of teams for Stage II will be open from 6th to 20th June 2022 through Google forms posted on MPEDA website as well as on MPEDA social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram etc. The Stage II competition is on 27th June 2022.
The winners of Stage II will move on to Stage III, which is cluster based. The winners of Stage III get qualified for the Stage IV, the Semi Finals. Four teams each will play in each semi final and from each semi final, top two teams will qualify for the Grand Finale. The semi finals and Grand finale will be conducted in physical format.
The winners of the Grand Finale will be awarded the title Champions of MPEDA Golden Jubilee Marine Quest 2022 in a separate function held alongwith the Golden Jubilee celebrations of MPEDA. The Champion team will be given prize money of Rs. 1.00 Lakh (Rupees One lakh). Appropriate prizes will also be given to other finalists. The total prize money for MPEDA Golden Jubilee Marine Quest is nearly Rs. 10.00 lakh.
All the participants are entitled to get digital certificates endorsed by the International Quizzing Association, Asia Chapter. The entire event is researched, coordinated and presented by Q Factory Knowledge Services.