On the 15th August each year India celebrates its Independence Day. The people of India under the inspired leadership of Mahatma Gandhi finally won independence from British rule. Prime Minister Nehru’s historic words – “At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom”, still move the nation after 66 years. In those ninety years from first War of Independence in 1857 to the raising of the tricolor on the ramparts of the Red Fort in 1947, Indians from every part of India and every strata of society painted a glorious canvas in the colours on non-violence and won the admiration of the world by defeating the greatest imperial power without resort to arms.

To commemorate this historic event, the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India is honoured to invite all our proud citizens living in Malaysia to participate in a “Quiz on the History of the Indian Independence Movement”, to be held on Saturday, 17th August 2013 at the Indian Cultural Centre, Capsquare Signature Office B, Level 1, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, 50100 Kuala Lumpur. It will be hosted by experienced Quiz Master, Mr Phanindra Ivatury.

The Quiz will cover the Indian Freedom Movement between 1857 and 1947. It will include questions on the 1857 Mutiny, on the early pioneers of the freedom struggle, on the emergence of the Congress and its leaders, on the age of Gandhi, on the rise of Nehru and Bose, on the role of Jinnah and on regional struggles for independence as well as British personalities involved in the fight of freedom.

Indian citizens of any age group living in Malaysia, including children, can participate in this Quiz as a team of two members. The qualifying round which will be in the form of a questionnaire consisting of 20 questions to be answered in 20 minutes, would be held between 5.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, the 17th August, 2013. The top six teams from the Qualifying Round will contest in the Grand Finale which would be held on the same day between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

Entries can be sent by e-mail to  or to or by contacting the following numbers: Mr Hariharasuthan, Programme Officer, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre, Kuala Lumpur – 016 2404 074 or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre – 03 2691 0437/39.

We believe that this will be an excellent occasion to educate our children on the achievements of their forefathers and to pay tribute to the martyrs, because of whose struggle and sacrifice, we Indians are breathing an air of freedom. We, therefore, hope all Indians will join the event as spectators, even if they do not want to participate in the Quiz.