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Kiran, Padmini, Satyapragyan and Anwesh relay the Chess Olympiad Torch in Odisha

by Shahid Ahmed - 18/07/2022

Odisha's first Woman Grandmaster Kiran Manisha Mohanty brought the Chess Olympiad Torch to Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The individual Gold medalist for India at the Tromso Olympiad 2014, IM and WGM Padmini Rout, National Rapid 2017 champion, IM Anwesh Upadhyaya and Odisha's second International Master and also a FIDE Trainer, IM Swayangsu Satyapragyan relayed the Torch at Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark. All four of them are accomplished chess players who have won multiple medals and accolades combined in National, Asian and World level. Padmini will be representing the India-2 in the Women at the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai. Photo: AICF

Odisha's top players relay the Torch

Friday 15th July: WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty brought the Torch to Bhubaneswar. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik received the Torch from IM Padmini Rout at Lokseva Bhawan in presence of eminent dignitaries.

WGM Kiran Manisha Mohanty brought the Torch to Bhubaneswar, Odisha | Photo: AICF

IM Padmini Rout arrives with Chess Olympiad Torch and FA FI Ranjan Mohanty, AICF Joint Secretary| Photo: Dept. of Sports, MYAS

IM Padmini Rout handed the Torch to Naveen Patnaik | Photo: AICF

IM Padmini Rout played Simultaneous Exhibition matches with the local chess enthusiasts | Photo: AICF

IM Padmini Rout holds the Chess Olympiad Torch with Ranjan Mohanty in presence of various officials | Photo: AICF

IM Padmini Rout and IM Anwesh Upadhyaya took the Torch forward to Jagannath Temple (Singhadwara) at Puri.

IM Padmini Rout holds the Chess Olympiad Torch | Photo: AICF

Odisha's second IM Swayangsu Satyapragyan with Ranjan Mohanty, Secretary AICF along with other officials | Photo: AICF

The Sports & Youth Services Minister, Govt. of Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera received the Torch from IM Anwesh Upadhyaya, IM Swayanshu Satyapragyan and IM Padmini Rout at Konark Temple.

Tusharkanti Behera received the Chess Olympiad Torch from IM Anwesh Upadhyaya | Photo: AICF

IM Anwesh Upadhyaya and IM FT Swayangsu Satypragyan at the Konark Temple | Photo: AICF

Where is the Torch heading next?

Check out the upcoming dates where the Chess Olympiad Torch is heading next. For exact timing and location, please contact your local district/state chess association.

65 18th July 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka
66 19th July 2022 Mangaluru, Karnataka
67 20th July 2022 Kavaratti, Lakshadweep (Agatti Island Airport)
68 21th July 2022 Thrissur, Kerala
69 22nd July 2022 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
70 23rd July 2022 Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
71 23rd July 2022 Puducherry, Puducherry
72 24th July 2022 Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
73 25th July 2022 Madurai, Tamil Nadu
74 26th July 2022 Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
75 27th July 2022 Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 

 


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