Administration committed to promote sports: CS

Open chess championship held
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Port Blair
4 Jun 2017

The day-long Open Chess Championship, organized by the Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs concluded with a prize distribution ceremony at the Multipurpose Hall, Netaji Stadium Sports Complex here on Sunday. The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar gave away the prizes to the winners.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Secretary congratulated the prize winners and lauded the efforts of the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs and the Andaman & Nicobar Chess Association for organizing the event, which he said, gives exposure to the budding sports talent of these Islands. He also directed the Sports Department to organize more such tournaments. He further stated that chess Grand Masters should be invited during the National Level Chess Championship to be organized in these Islands in the month of July. He said that the A&N Administration will provide all possible help for the conduct of the tournament.
The Secretary sports, Ms. Tanvi Garg, the Director Sports, Mr A.K. Trivedi and the president A&N Chess Association, Mr G. Bhaskar also distributed medals and certificates to the winners.
Earlier, in the morning the Secretary Sports Ms. Tanvi Garg inaugurated the Chess Championship. In her address, she urged the Department of Sports to propagate chess activities in schools. The Director Sports Mr A.K. Trivedi proposed the vote of thanks in the valedictory function.
In the open category, Anmol Agarwal, Dhan Raju and Neelakantham stood first, second and third while Sudha, Kalpana and Kanika Banik stood first, second and third respectively. In the U-19 category, Sai Sagar, Vishal, Tammaiah stood first, second and third while Saniya Subash and T. Pravalika stood first and second respectively. In the U-15 category, Shubham Rao, Radha Krishanan and Guna Sagar placed first, second and third while Priya and Maha Laxmi stood first and second respectively.
In the U-11 category, Shreyansh Goenka, Shawn Pravin and Siddarth stood first, second and third while Trisha, Shenbhagha Priya and Advitya stood first, second and third respectively. In the U-09 category for girls, Kashthuri Bhai, Tanish Raj and Kavya stood first, second and third respectively. In the U-07 category, Midhun, Vijay and Shourya stood first, second and third while Kavya Raj stood first in the girls category. In the Veterans category, Kameshwaran and Sukumar stood first and second respectively. International Arbiter, H. Dinesh was the chief arbiter of the Chess Championship.