The landmark Indian Army event, the “Battle of Minds – Indian Army Quiz 2023”, celebrating the 25th anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil War, concluded with its final round at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi, held on 3rd December 2023. The four-month-long inter-school quiz competition witnessed an overwhelming response, with over 32,000 schools participating nationwide, making it a historic and largest-ever quiz contest in the country.
- Command level semi-finals were conducted in Srinagar, Chandimandir, Kota, Dehradun, Chennai, and Shillong. 12 top teams were eventually selected for participation in the finals.
The final event, conducted in New Delhi today, was not just a test of knowledge, but also a cultural showcase, featuring performances from four Army Public Schools in the NCR. The event, attended by an audience of around 800, including students, teachers, parents and distinguished guests from various sectors, was a testament to the spirit of learning and competition.
In their addresses, Chief Guest Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar and General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff expressed their delight and pride in the event’s success, underscoring the Indian Army’s commitment to nurturing intellectual growth and leadership among the youth. The event will also motivate bright young students to take up Army as a career option.
In an evocative blend of homage and innovation, “Battle of Minds – Indian Army Quiz 2023” emerges as a powerful catalyst, propelling the nation’s youth towards enlightenment and empowerment. As symbolized by its poignant logo, this visionary stride honours the spirit of the victory in the Kargil War and cements the Indian Army’s commitment to a future where unity, knowledge, and curiosity converge – further reinforcing a sense of commitment towards a strong, progressive and united India.