Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha handed over the torch of Chess Olympiad to Grandmaster Praveen Thipse on Tuesday. This torch is part of the relay of 44th Chess Olympiad to be held at Mahabalipuram near Chennai. The first Chess Olympiad torch relay was started by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 19 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi. This torch relay will end in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu after traveling to 75 cities in 40 days. An official spokesperson gave this information here.
On this occasion the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Said that hosting the first Chess Olympic torch is a moment of great pride for every individual of Jammu and Kashmir. “During his journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, this torch will unite people and promote sportsmanship, ‘team work’, peace, harmony and brotherhood,” he said.
The Lt Governor said that the sports culture of Jammu and Kashmir is very strong and such programs will motivate the young players to join competitive chess. He further said, ‘Today chess competitions are being organized in almost all the districts. From here six youths will be sent to Chennai to watch the 44th Chess Olympiad and for guidance from the legendary Grandmaster.
It is a moment of great pride for everyone in J&K to host first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch. J&K has a very strong sporting culture and such events will motivate aspiring young players to take up competitive Chess. pic.twitter.com/BwPMtQI8Pj
— Office of LG J&K (@OfficeOfLGJandK) June 21, 2022
Sinha asked the Chess Association and the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council to do everything possible to make the Kashmir Open International FIDE Rating Chess Tournament a success, starting in Srinagar from July 2.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 21, 2022, 18:20 IST