Will promote chess in schools, colleges: Cm | Bhubaneswar News
He was speaking at an event to mark the arrival of the first-ever relay torch for the Chess Olympiad here. “We intend to further strengthen the game across the state, especially in schools. It’s a game that can be easily spread because little infrastructure or equipment is needed,” said Naveen.
“We will regularly organize competitions at the school and college level and promote the game in a professional manner,” he added.
The CM further said it was a proud moment for India as it hosts an international sporting event like the Chess Olympiad in its 75th year of independence, scheduled in Chennai from July 28 to August 10. More than 2,000 participants from 187 countries are likely to participate. in the event.
Naveen passed the baton of the baton to Padmini Rout, a state chess player. Previously chess player Kiran Manisha Mohanty brought the relay torch to Loka Seva Bhawan and handed it over to the main patron of the All Odisha Chess Association, Achyuta Samanta. The CM received the torch from Samant.
Kiran and Padmini are famous international chess players from Odisha. Six players from Odisha will participate in the Chess Olympiad to be held in Chennai.