Chess Olympiad Torch Relay leaves Andaman
The Chess Olympiad Relay Torch which reached Port Blair was handed over to the Chief Secretary of the Isalnd Administration Jitendra Narain by Grand Master Nilotpal Das at a function held at CellularJail in Andaman.
The Chief Secretary in turn handed over the Torch back to Grand Master Nilotpal Das and eminent chess player R Kasthuri Bhai. The Torch Relay has finally concluded at Andaman Club after doing rounds at prominent places of the city.
The Relay shortly departed from Port Blair to mainland to further proceed on it’s journey.
During the occasion the Chief Secretary said that 11 Chess Schools will be set up in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Where every child will learn chess as extra curricular or as a class. He also proposed to have a Chess Academy.
The Relay will finally reach Mahabalipuram near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
The first ever Chess Olympiad hosted by India is to be held from 28th July to 10th Aug.