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. MPEDA through its field offices and subsidiary organizations such as NETFISH, NaCSA and RGCA, and has contributed immensely to the fisheries and aquaculture production of the country, and towards the foreign exchange earnings through export of marine products. The seafood sector, 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, it is planned to conduct a “MPEDA Golden Jubilee Marine Quest – 2022” for the school students across the country with total prize money worth Rs. 12.00 lakh. This is the fourth edition of MPEDA Marine Quiz competition, and the previous ones, which were confined to coastal states, were commendable successes in terms of reach and participation. The Marine Quiz will enthuse sufficient interest about the fisheries, aquaculture production, processing and export sectors as well as on the importance to protect its biodiversity and resource sustainability. This year the quiz competition will cover not only the matters related to Aquaculture / Fishery and GK but will also stress on environment and its protection.
“MPEDA Golden Jubilee Marine Quest – 2022”will be conducted in 4 different stages during 1stMay to 24thAugust 2022. The month long curtain raiser event starts on 1st May 2022. Students of grades 8thto 12th are eligible to participate in the quiz. Preliminary rounds will be held virtually, while the semi-finals and grand finale will be conducted physically at a designated venue. Eminent Civil Service Officers get featured throughout the quiz as Quiz Masters. The total prize money worth over Rs. 1 million and the prize distribution will be organized as a separate function on 24th August 2022, the day of Golden Jubilee celebration of MPEDA and the finalists are given prizes by Senior Government Officials.
Online stages and the daily curtain raiser poster quiz events will be a part of the programme, which will be circulated and promoted through social media handles of MPEDA such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Koo etc. The winners of each day will be provided with prizes. The finalists and semi-finalists will be awarded with certificates and cash prizes. The final round of the “MPEDA Golden Jubilee Marine Quest – 2022” will be held offline and will be popularized through broadcasted through MPEDA You Tube channel. This Quiz event is also endorsed by International Quizzing Association Asia Chapter.
MPEDA cordially invite the students of classes 8th to 12th from schools across India to participate in the “MPEDA Golden Jubilee Marine Quest – 2022” and make it a grand success.
The registration for stage I, the curtain raiser stage is open. The Google form link for registration shall be obtained by sending a WhatsApp message to the mobile number +91- 7012569672. The updates and details may be obtained through the Face book / Instagram pages and twitter handles of MPEDA, and Q Factory, the knowledge partners of the event. An e-brochure on the event is also enclosed for your information.
For further queries in this regard, please contact
Dr. Ram Mohan M.K., Joint Director either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or by phone @ 9947186017.