Chess Olympiad Torch Relay: PM Modi launched the torch of Chess Olympiad, played chess with Grandmaster Humpy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the torch relay of 44th Chess Olympiad. He launched this relay at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Delhi. Torch relay is being organized for the first time for Chess Olympiad. The special thing is that it started in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.

PM Modi launches Chess Olympiad Torch Relay

Inaugurating the Chess Olympiad Torch Relay, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is hosting this game for the first time. They are proud that this sport is leaving its birthplace and leaving its mark all over the world. Linking this occasion with the 75th year of India’s independence, he said that since Amrit Mahotsav is being celebrated, the Chess Olympiad torch will visit 75 cities of the country.

Chess Olympiad torch relay will start from India every year

On this special occasion, Prime Minister Modi shared another good news with sports lovers. He told that the International Chess Federation has decided that every year the torch relay for Chess Olympiad will be started from India itself. The honor of India has increased due to this decision of the Federation. PM Modi thanked the International Chess Federation for this.

PM Modi started the event by playing chess

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also played chess with Grandmaster Koneru Humpy during the launch of the torch relay of the Chess Olympiad. Hampi has won the gold medal in the 2020 Chess Olympiad.

Flashlight of Chess Olympiad will pass through 75 cities

The torch relay of the Chess Olympiad will travel across 75 cities in India, culminating in Mahabalipuram on July 27. After this, the Chess Olympiad will begin in Chennai on July 28 in which more than two thousand players from 188 countries will participate. Its final and final match will be played on 10 August.

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