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UILS, Panjab University, Chandigarh is organizing a Three-Round National Quiz Competition to celebrate “Republic Day” on January 26, 2021, under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) Raj Kumar (Chief Patron), Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Prof. (Dr.) Rajinder Kaur, Director, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Dr. Pushpinder Kaur, Associate Professor (Law), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
About 72nd Republic Day of India
“I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile.” – B.R. Ambedkar
The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the date for Republic day because it was on this day in 1929 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.
India achieved independence from British Raj on 15 August 1947 following the Indian independence movement. The independence came through the Indian Independence Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo 6 c 30), an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that partitioned British India into the two new independent Dominions of the British Commonwealth (later Commonwealth of Nations). India obtained its independence on 15 August 1947 as a constitutional monarchy with George VI as head of state and Earl Mountbatten as governor-general.
The country, though, did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead, its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935. On 29 August 1947, a resolution was moved for the appointment of Drafting Committee, which was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Dr. B R Ambedkar as chairman. While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution.
A draft constitution was prepared by the committee and submitted to the Constituent Assembly on 4 November 1947. The Assembly met, in sessions open to the public, for 166 days, spread over two years, 11 months, and 18 days before adopting the Constitution. After many deliberations and some modifications, the 308 members of the Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the document (one each in Hindi and English) on 24 January 1950. Two days later which was on 26 January 1950, it came into effect throughout the whole nation.
This “Three Round Quiz” will be the first of its kind is organized to celebrate India’s 72nd Republic Day on January 26, 2021. Come and Participate in the quiz and check how you know about our Great Incredible India!!
Republic Day of India (January 26).
- The competition is open to all the students pursuing a Bachelor’s/Master’s/PG degree or Certificate course from any affiliated University/College/Institute.
- No restriction on the number of entries from one college or university.
- Competition is open to the students of the school also.
- No restriction on the number of entries from any one school.
- The Registration for the Quiz can be done by clicking on the following link:
- The Last date of registration is January 24, 2021 (Sunday).
- No Registration Fee for the Competition.
Subjects to be covered in Quiz
- Freedom Struggle of India
- Freedom Fighters of India
- Republic Day of India
- History of Indian Constitution & Constituent Assembly of India
- Landmark Cases on the Basic Structure of the Indian Constitution
Scheme of Quiz
- There will be no negative marking for the quiz.
- All the questions in the quiz will be in the Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ’s) format.
- The participant who submits the quiz earlier will be preferred in case of a tie between participants.
- The competition will have 3 Rounds the rule of each is described as follows:
Rules of Rounds
- All participants are required to attempt the Round 1 of the Quiz via Google Form Link sent on the WhatsApp Group made for the purpose.
- Round 1 will be held on January 26, 2021 (06:30 PM to 07:00 PM).
- The Result of the same will be declared on January 26, 2021 (10 PM) on WhatsApp Group made for the purpose.
- The participants registering for the quiz via Google Registration form will receive a confirmation mail from our side via mail.
- The Confirmation mail will have the link to join WhatsApp Group upon which all the important updates regarding the quiz and the link of the competition will be sent.
- The Top 50 winners from Round 1 will be sent another confirmation mail containing another link to join a new Whatsapp Group for the Round 2 Quiz.
- Round 2 will be held on January 29, 2021 (06:30 PM to 06:45 PM).
- The Result of the same will be declared on January 29, 2021 (10 PM) on WhatsApp Group made for the purpose.
- The Top 10 winners from Round 2 will be sent another confirmation mail containing another link to join a new Whatsapp Group for the Round 2 Quiz.
- Round 3 will be held on January 31, 2021 (06:30 PM to 06:37 PM).
- The Result of the same will be declared on January 31, 2021 (10 PM) on WhatsApp Group made for the purpose.
Mode of Play
- The quiz will be played via Google Forms.
- The Link for the quiz will be sent on the WhatsApp Group so formed for the quiz.
- The link for joining the WhatsApp group for the Quiz will be sent in the confirmation mail, once the participant successfully submits the registration form for the same.
- Organizers will not be responsible for any technical error in the registration for the quiz competition or any connectivity/device failure during the Quiz.
|Task||Date||Day & Time|
|Release of Registration Form||January 12, 2021||Tuesday|
|Last Date of Registration||January 24, 2021||Sunday midnight|
|Quiz Competition (Round 1)||January 26, 2021||Tuesday from 06:30 PM to 07:00 PM|
|Result Declaration (Round 1)||January 26, 2021||Tuesday at 10 PM|
|Quiz Competition (Round 2)||January 29, 2021||Friday from 06:30 PM to 06:45 PM|
|Result Declaration (Round 2)||January 29, 2021||Friday at 10 PM|
|Quiz Competition (Round 3)||January 31, 2021||Sunday from 06:30 PM to 06:37 PM|
|Result Declaration (Round 3)||January 31, 2021||Sunday at 10 PM|
|Receiving of Certificates||February 08, 2021||Monday|
- The 1st Winner will get a cash prize of Rs. 750 + Certificate of Merit (E-Certificate).
- The 2nd Winner will get a cash prize of Rs. 500+ Certificate of Merit (E-Certificate).
- The next top 10 winners will get a Certificate of Recognition (E-Certificate).
- The next top 50 winners will get a Certificate of Commendation (E-Certificate).
- All the participants of the Quiz will be given the Certificate of Participation (E-Certificate).
- Prof. (Dr.) Raj Kumar (Chief Patron), Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh
- Prof. (Dr.) Rajinder Kaur, Director, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh
- Dr. Pushpinder Kaur, Associate Professor (Law), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Kindly mail your queries at
Email: [email protected]
In case of any General Query, Doubt or Problem, feel free to contact:
- Vaibhav Goyal: +91-97815 20216
- Tanya Singla: +91-86993 01897
- Supriya Aggarwal: +91-95016 41789
In case of query about Confirmation Mail and WhatsApp Group, feel free to contact:
- Rabia Mittal: +91-97802 12040
- Vijaylakshmi: +91-87085 74586
- Sahil Jain: +91-94680 31236
About Panjab University, Chandigarh
One of the oldest Universities in India, the Panjab University (PU) initiated at Lahore in 1882, has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts, and sports. The glorious traditions of the University established during more than 133 years of its long service to the nation since its inception are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students. Panjab University has been accredited with a CGPA of 3.35 on a four-point scale at A Grade valid for 5 years from 25/06/2015. It ranked 1st among Universities of India and 38th in Asia, Times Higher Education Asian University rankings 2015.
About University Institute Of Legal Studies
University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) was established as the constituent department of Panjab University, in the academic session 2004-05. During a short period, it has emerged as one of the premier legal Institutes with a unique blend of tradition and modernity. Students are trained in the essence of the substantive laws, techniques of procedural laws, methods of client counseling, and skills in legal and social sciences research, etc. The Moot Court Competitions, Client Counseling Sessions, Quiz Contests, Seminars, Group Discussions, and Extension Lectures, etc. are a regular feature of the academic calendar of the Institute.
Reported by: Vaibhav Goyal
Head, Organizing Committee, UILS, Panjab University