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Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz 2018-19

Posted on: March 06, 2018 | Back | Print

With an aim to motivate overseas Indian youth to develop interest to know and understand India, as envisaged by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi in association with Indian Embassies/Consulates abroad will organize the second edition of Bharat of ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ (BKJ) quiz with participation of overseas Indians youth in 2018-19. The Quiz would now also be opened for foreign nationals under the foreign national category who will be allowed to register during the next 2-3 weeks.

Quiz Process: The 'Bharat Ko Janiye' (BKJ) Quiz will be organized in 4 rounds. The first round of quiz will be held from 16-31 October, 2018 (as per revised dates) and the last date of registration is 15 October 2018. For detailed information please visit Bharat Ko Janiye Web Portal https://www.bharatkojaniye.in/ The BKJ Quiz will be held online for PIO & NRI aged 15 to 35 years and for foreign nationals.

Online Registration Mandatory: It is mandatory for the candidates to check their eligibility and complete online registration https://www.bharatkojaniye.in/ in order to participate in the Quiz. Participants are required to generate a unique username and password by registering online at the portal.

NRI Category: A participant can be an NRI with a valid Indian passport and work permit of country of residence, certifying his/her NRI status.

PIO Category : A participant must hold a valid PIO card or number OCI Card or number either of his parents or one of his grandparents from the maternal or paternal side must be of OCI/PIO cardholders. In case of any doubt about OCI/PIO status, please consult Mr. P. Subhash Nair, Second Secretary/Head of Chancery, Embassy of India, Sofia by sending an email at : hoc.sofia@mea.gov.in

Foreign nationals can also register online at https://www.bharatkojaniye.in under foreign national category (whenever it becomes operational).

The winners (Top 3 contestants/participants from each category) will be given certificate and medals by the Embassy of India, Sofia. These winners will then participate in the second round of quiz (online) to be conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. The third and fourth rounds (semi final and final round) will also be conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. All participants, who are invited for onsite Quiz (3rd and 4th round) would attend a workshop in New Delhi and participate in the Bharat ko Janiye Yatra, a 15 day tour of India. After Yatra, final round (onsite) will be held in New Delhi and top 3 winners will be awarded medals at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019.

Eligibility Criteria: The Quiz is open for overseas Indian youths between the age of 18 and 35 years. All interested Overseas Indian youths residing in Bulgaria and Macedonia, who are eligible to participate in the Quiz may get in touch with Mr. P. Subhash Nair, Second Secretary/Head of Chancery, Embassy of India, Sofia by sending an email at : hoc.sofia@mea.gov.in & hoc@indembsofia.org. Depending upon the number of confirmations received, the date, time and mode of conducting the Quiz will be communicated to the participants in due course.

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