Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned Tamil Nadu has a powerful historic reference to chess and has produced many grandmasters.

Chess Olympiad is coming to Asia for the primary time in three a long time, mentioned PM Modi in Chennai.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PM Modi inaugurated the forty fourth Chess Olympiad in Chennai
  • PM Modi mentioned Tamil Nadu has produced many grandmasters
  • India is internet hosting the grand chess occasion for the very first time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the inauguration occasion of the Chess Olympiad in Chennai, mentioned essentially the most prestigious occasion has come again residence. The prime minister inaugurated the forty fourth Chess Olympiad, which is hosted by India for the primary time.

“Essentially the most prestigious occasion has come again to its residence. That is the primary time the Chess Olympiad is being held at its homeland. It’s coming to Asia for the primary time in three a long time,” PM Modi mentioned.

“Sports activities have at all times been thought of divine. The place through which it’s occurring is most becoming. In Tamil Nadu, you could find temple for Sathuranganathan. Even god performed the sport of chess. Tamil Nadu has a powerful historic reference to chess. That is why the state is the chess powerhouse of India,” he added.

PM Modi additional said that Tamil Nadu has produced many grandmasters and can also be residence of the oldest language on this planet, Tamil.

Tamil Nadu Governor R N Ravi, Chief Minister M Okay Stalin and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities Anurag Thakur amongst others have been current throughout the opening ceremony on the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium in Chennai.

The match will characteristic three Indian groups every within the Open and girls’s occasions. The legendary Viswanathan Anand is not going to be taking part in however shall be seen within the function of a mentor to the gamers.

The Olympiad was moved out of Russia after it invaded neighbouring Ukraine earlier and was allotted to India with Chennai being chosen because the venue.

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