Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed the 44th Chess Olympiad open at a grand feature held at JLN Indoor Stadium, Chennai.
R N Ravi, Guv of Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. K. Stalin, Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur as well as L Murugan, President of International Chess Federation (FIDE), Arkady Dvorkovich, were also existing from time to time.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister invited all the players and also chess lovers from throughout the world to India. He kept in mind the importance of the time of the occasion as it falls during the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. He added that one of the most prestigious tournament in chess has pertained to India, the home of chess.
Prime Minister kept in mind that the 44th Chess Olympiad has actually been a competition of several firsts and documents. This is the very first time the Chess Olympiad is being kept in the place of origin of chess, India. It is pertaining to Asia for the first time in 3 decades. It has the highest possible ever before variety of nations getting involved. It has the greatest ever number of teams getting involved. It has the highest possible variety of entries in the females’s section.
PM highlighted that Tamil Nadu has a strong historic connection with chess. This is why, it is a chess giant for India. It has produced much of India’s chess grandmasters. It is residence to the finest minds, vibrant culture and also the earliest language in the world, Tamil.
PM Modi stated that sporting activities are stunning due to the fact that it has the fundamental power to join. Sports bring people and also cultures more detailed. Sports support a spirit of team effort.
He pointed out that there has never ever been a better time for sporting activities in India than today. “India had its best-ever performances in the Olympics, Paralympics and Deaflympics. We achieved glory even in sports where we had actually not won earlier”, he claimed.
He included that India’s sporting society is becoming stronger because of the best mix of 2 vital variables. The power of youth as well as the allowing setting.
The Prime Minister said that in sports, there are no losers. There are victors and also there are future victors. He wanted all the groups and players success in the 44th Chess Olympiad.