Chandigarh

Chess Olympiad Torch arrives in Chandigarh

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 23

The Chess Olympiad Torch arrived in Chandigarh on Thursday morning. Punjab Governor and UT administrator Banwari Lal Purohit was the chief guest on the occasion while Mayor Sarabjit Kaur was the guest of honour.

Torch was handed over to Grandmaster Deep Sengupta by the Governor at the Rock Garden here. Hundreds of school children were also present at the spot for the event. Grandmaster Deep Sengupta also played chess with somer students on the occasion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the inaugural torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympiad in New Delhi on June 19. The torch will travel to 75 cities in 40 days before reaching Mahabalipuram, Chennai, which is hosting the Chess Olympiad. This is the first time India will host a Chess Olympiad.