Fit India Movement was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a vision of encouraging students to adopt a physically active lifestyle. To further propagate the message of Fit India Movement among the school children and strengthen its presence in schools, a Fit India Quiz was conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. In the first edition of Fit India Quiz 2021, DPS Ranchi emerged as “National Champion”. Representing Jharkhand State, Shakeb Arsalan and Vaishnav Garodia of DPS Ranchi emerged as winners at National level. The school has received the cash prize of Rs 25,00,000 while the participants bagged the cash prize of Rs.2,50,000.
The participants were felicitated by Honourable Youth Affairs & Sports Minister of India, Anurag Thakur. In the Final round, the students of DPS Ranchi defeated the teams of Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Arunachal Pradesh.
Shakeb Arsalan and Vaishnav Garodia were selected for this competition first at the school level. Thereafter, they appeared for Preliminary round conducted by National Testing Agency. After qualifying the Preliminary round, they were selected for the State Round where again they emerged as State Champion and thus selected for the National Round.
It is worth mentioning that, DPS Ranchi is one of the 36 teams qualified for the Nationals from 28 States and 08 Union Territories. More than 35,000 participants from 13,000 schools countrywide participated in this event.
Congratulating Shakeb and Vaishnav on their outstanding performance, Dr. Ram Singh, Principal, DPS Ranchi, said “this achievement is the recognition of the collaborative efforts put in by them. They left no stone unturned to ensure that DPS Ranchi reaches its peak of success”. He added, “This achievement is exemplary and they have inspired the other students to dream big”.