Bengaluru (Karnataka) : The torch relay for the first-ever Chess Olympiad arrived in Karanataka’s funding city on Tuesday.
Guv Thaawarchand Gehlot got the torch at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru from Grandmaster GA Stany. Grandmaster MS Thejkumar and Girish Koushik took the torch onward in the city as well as also went to Vidhan Soudha, the state legislature.
” 1st Ever Before #ChessOlympiadTorchRelay Update City- BANGALORE: 18th July Sh.@TCGEHLOT Hon’ ble Governor of Karnataka got torch from GM @Stany0122 at Raj Bhavan. GM M S Thejkumar and GM @gak_chess took the torch forward in Bangalore & additionally saw Vidhana Soudha Take a look,” tweeted SAI Media on Monday.
Prior to Bengaluru, the lantern had reached Visakhapatnam on Sunday where Andhra Pradesh Preacher of Industries, Investment as well as Business Gudivada Amarnath got the lantern from Grandmaster Musunuri Lalit Babu at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium.
” first Ever Before #ChessOlympiadTorchRelay Update City VISAKHAPATNAM: 17th July Sh.@gudivadaamar, Minister of Industries, Infrastructure, Financial Investment & Commerce, Information Technology, Govt. Of AP obtained the lantern from GM @lalitrohit93 at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Arena,” tweeted SAI Media.
On Sunday, the torch was obtained at Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh by state Housing Priest Jogi Ramesh from Grandmaster Musunuri Lalit Babu at Tumalapalli Kalashetram, Vijayawada.
The Grandmaster additionally went to legendary Durga Malleshwari Temple and Ashok Pillar on his city trip with the desired torch.
” first Ever #ChessOlympiadTorchRelay Update City AMRAVATI: 17th July Sh. @JogiRameshYSRCP Hon’ ble Priest of Real estate, Govt of AP got the lantern from GM @lalitrohit93 at Tumalapalli Kalashetram, Vijayawada Have a look #India 4ChessOlympiad #AmritMahotsav,” tweeted SAI Media. Previously, the first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay got here in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Minister of Sports and also Young People Providers of Telangana, V Srinivas Goud obtained the lantern from Grandmasters Harika Dronavalli and also Arjun Erigaisi.
The various other cities that have actually been covered by torch relay thus far consist of Agartala, Namsai, Dibrugarh, Itanagar, Leh, Jammu, Srinagar, Dharamshala, Shimla, Chandigarh, Patiala, Amritsar, Panipat, Gurugram, Kurukshetra, Dehradun, Haridwar, Meerut, Kanpur, Kevadia, Ahmedabad, Dandi, Surat, Jaipur, Daman, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Panaji, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jhansi, Gangtok, Siliguri, Kohima, Gangtok, Shillong, Guwahati and Siliguri, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Puri, and Konark.
The torch relay was introduced by Head of state Narendra Modi and began its relay from Leh.
The torch will take a trip to 75 cities for 40 days prior to it culminates at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. Over 200 nations are joining the Chess Olympiad. Chess grandmasters will certainly get the lantern at different recognized places.
The 44th edition of the world’s most significant chess occasion will certainly be kept in Mahabalipuram near Chennai from July 28 to August 10.