Aiming to create awareness among children about the importance of fish and fishery products in people's lives, Marine Products Export Development Authority is organizing a national level quiz competition 'Marine Quest 2017' for school students across coastal states of India. The regional rounds will be held in coastal states, including Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. The winning teams from the regional rounds will compete in thed Grand Finale, to be organised in Kochi on August 24. The contest is open for students of Classes VIII to XII, of all educational boards- State/CBSE/ICSE. "We will host the regional level competition in nine coastal states, including Kerala.
This is the fourth edition of the competition and MPEDA's focus is on making children aware of the contribution of marine products exports towards our national economy," said MPEDA Chairman Dr A Jayathilak in a release here. The winning team at 'Marine Quest 2017' finals stands to win Rs 25,000 cash award. The first and second runners up will get a prize of Rs 15,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively, it said. "Around 60 per cent of the quiz questions will be related directly to the fisheries sector and the remaining will be mostly general knowledge," the Chairman added. MPEDA will arrange for accommodation and food and reimburse the travel expenses (up to 3-tier AC train ticket fare) for the qualifying team and one accompanying person for attending the semifinal/final rounds.
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