There is no need to elaborate on how much it means to the Rebbe that every man, woman, and child study the daily portion of Rambam. The goal of the Chidon is that every Chayol in Tzivos Hashem to have a clear understanding of all 613 mitzvos of the Torah as codified by the Rambam—so that for the rest of their lives, when they study the daily shiur, they will be able to comprehend it properly.

Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Tzivos Hashem Headquarters, in partnership with Chabad Schools Worldwide, have instituted the Chidon Sefer Hamitzvos as a motivation for chayolim to review the 613 mitzvos and commit them to memory. It is well-proven that the children who actively participate in the chidon have a lasting knowledge and appreciation for Sefer Hamitzvos, even many years later.