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Bharat ko Jaaniye Online Quiz (BKJ)

In pursuance of an announcement made by Prime Minister at the 13th PBD Convention on 8 January, 2015 in Gandhinagar, as part of efforts to strengthen engagement with young overseas Indians and encourage them to know more about their country of origin, an online "Bharat ko Janiye” Quiz was organized for young overseas Indians (two categories i.e. PIOs and NRIs) of 18-35 years of age in 2015-16.

The online quiz saw young PIOs and NRIs from more than 96 countries participating enthusiastically. Top 10 persons in each category, NRIs and PIOs, were invited to participate in the final round in New Delhi. They also visited India under a 25-day"Bharat Ko Janiye Yatra” organized by the Ministry from 9 September. The final round was held on 1 October 2916 in Delhi. The three winners in each category received medals from the Prime Minister on 2 October, 2016. The second edition of the Quiz would be organised in 2017-18.