Nagpur NGO Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation is organising its first Nagpur District Under 9 Chess Championship in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation under the aegis of Nagpur district Chess Association. The championship would be held in Vivekananda Hall at Shraddha House opposite Kasturchand Park from March 6 to 8. The inauguration would take place at 5:30 pm on March 6.
While NCP city President Anil Ahirkar will inaugurate the event, Project Head at Raisoni Mrunal Naik and Secretary at Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation Bhushan Shriwas and and Nagpur District Chess Association (NDCA) Vice-President Shreyans Kamdar would be the guests of honour.
Top two players of the tournament (boys and girls) will be selected who will represent Nagpur district for State Level Championship in April. Trophies and medals will be given to top 10 players (in under nine category) and top five players (in under seven) in categories of boys and girls. Also, the youngest player would get the prize. A recognised team of arbiters headed by international arbiter Pravin Pantawane will conduct and monitor the tournament. Senior leader Jaiprakash Gupta would do the prize distribution.
Bhushan Shriwas told Nation Next, “We keep conducting such events; this event like our previous events is aimed at changing the lives of children. We want talents to capitalise such opportunities. We want to contribute towards shaping promising chess players.”