The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is organising a written general knowledge examination for students on the birth centenary of Deendayal Upadhyaya – the exam will be held for students of Class 9 and Class 10 across Uttar Pradesh. The exams will be held on August 20. The exams will be conducted on OMR sheets and will have 100 objective type questions. Apart from questions on Upadhyaya, the students will be asked questions on schemes and achievements of not only Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but also on the policies of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who took office almost three months ago in June, according to an Indian Express report.
UP’s BJP President and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya is heading an 11-member committee, which includes office bearers of the state unit, that has been supervising multiple programmes, including this exam, as part of Deendayal Upadhyaya’s centenary celebrations.
BJP’s UP Secretary Subhash Yaduvansh told the Indian Express that, students will be tested on their knowledge of Upadhyaya’s thoughts on social life and politics, key decisions of the current government at the Centre such as demonetisation, GST, surgical strikes, Swachh Bharat, BHIM App and Start UP India. Development initiatives and key campaigns, such as anti-Romeo squads, of the Yogi Adityanath government will also feature in the exam. Yaduvansh is the convener for General knowledge examination.
Yaduvansh told the Indian Express ”We are making a 70-page booklet, the booklet will contain details of initiatives of the central government and of the state government. The booklet will also contain details of the lives of Deendayal Upadhyaya, Sardar Patel, Veer Savarkar and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee”.Yaduvansh added the booklet will give details on the Upadhyaya’s ideology on cultural nationalism. BJP follows the same ideology”.
The booklet will be given to students when they register for the exam. Students can register for the exam by paying Rs 5 between August 1-10. The results will be declared on September 15.