‘Azadi Quest’, a series of online educational games

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and to bring to the fore India’s freedom struggle, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur launched ‘Azadi Quest, a series of online educational mobile games developed in collaboration with Zynga India.

It is part of a series of efforts by the government to acknowledge the contributions of our freedom fighters and unsung heroes of the freedom struggle.

These games are an effort to tap into the huge market of online gamers and to educate them through games. Various arms of the government have collected information about the unsung freedom fighters from different corners of the country. Azadi Quest is an effort to make the learning of this knowledge engaging and interactive.

In the past few years, India has risen to stand among the top five countries in the gaming sector. The gaming sector grew by 28 per cent in 2021 alone. The number of online gamers has risen by 8 percent from 2020 to 2021 and by 2023 the number of such gamers is expected to reach 45 crore.