The Chess Olympiad will be held till August 10.
Chess Olympiad: Chess Olympiad is being held for the first time in India. The memorable opening ceremony of the Chess Olympiad took place at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. The entire stadium was decorated with lights. There was enthusiasm and passion about this game in the whole of Fiza. Ahead of the start of the 44th season of the Chess Olympiad, the main area of Chennai has been decorated in a splendid manner. Where the popularity of chess was seen at its peak.
Grand welcome of PM Modi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also participated in this ceremony. When PM Modi was moving towards Jawaharlal Nehru via road, he was warmly welcomed with performances by musicians and percussionists. The Arts and Culture Wing of BJP's Tamil Nadu unit organized music and traditional dance to welcome Modi. While going towards the stadium, supporters showered flowers on Modi's car.
The Chess Olympiad will be held till August 10. India's veteran chess player Viswanathan Anand presented the torch of the Olympiad to Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Stalin. Before reaching here, this torch has toured across the country. The Prime Minister again handed over the torch to the chess champion players. In the opening ceremony, sand artist Sarvam Patel won the hearts of people with his skills by creating artwork related to the ancient Mamallapuram port temple, the game of chess and the host country India.
PM Modi best wishes: In the opening ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Prime Minister Modi said that I welcome all of you to the 44th Chess Olympiad being held in India. The most prestigious tournament of chess has come to India. The 44th Chess Olympiad has been a tournament of many firsts and records.
Tamil Nadu's historical connection with Chess- PM Modi: In the opening ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is the first time that the Chess Olympiad is being held in the place of origin of Chess. He said that Tamil Nadu has a deep historical connection with chess. This is the reason why it is the power house of chess for India. It has produced many chess grandmasters of India.