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What a delight to see children from all across India take part in our Republic Day Quiz (and a few non-competing over-12s too!) Remember, if you liked this little quiz, there's always Iconiq 10 to look forward to every week, where you will get an Indian-themed game delivered right to your Inbox to play with friends, family or events. You can try it for a month for free!
So without much ado, here goes:
Winners of Republicana 2019
The three winners (by lucky draw) are (in no order):
Mrindangam G, Barun C, Basushree M
[Congrats! We’ll be in touch with you over email for your prizes]
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And now for the answers:
1. Which of these words DO NOT appear in the Indian national anthem?
2. Totapuri, Langda, Malgova, Pairi are all varieties of which fruit, which is the national fruit of India?
(The earliest name given to Mango is ‘amraphal’ which later morphed to different names given in different languages.)
3. Which of these three word phrases can you find in the Constitution of India, the Constitution of USA and a TV show on NDTV?
a. The Big Fight
b. We, the People
c. The Great Republic
d. Brothers and Sisters
Answer: We, the people
(The preamble to the Indian constitution begins with: “We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a…..” It’s a declaration saying we accept this constitution.)
4. This picture shows a unique display by the BSF jawans in the Republic Day parade. In ‘BSF’, SF stands for Security Force. What does B stand for?
(The BSF has over 2 lakh personnel and is the world’s largest border guarding force.)
5. When Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma was asked by Indira Gandhi how India looked from space, he replied using the words of a song which is also one of the marching songs of the Indian Army. What song?
Answer: Saare Jahan Se Achcha
(Also known as Taranah-e-Hindi, the song is in Urdu. It became an anthem against the British.)
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