SRINAGAR: General Secretary and office bearers of ‘All J&K Chess Association’ have congratulated Meenal Gupta, who was conferred with state award on Republic Day.
She got the award carries a cash prize of Rs.51000, a medal and a citation for outstanding sports person for her gold medal winning in South Asian Chess Amateur Chess Championship
Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehboob Mufti also felicitated her
The General Secretary of the Association said, the association is sending state teams in almost all the category nationals and giving platform to youth of the state to excel.
“In recent years the association has flourished the game in every corner of the state.” He appreciated the initiatives of Secretary Sport’s council Waheed ur Rehman Parra for promotion of sports in J&K and hoped that Sports Council will appoint expert chess trainers at Jammu and Srinagar so that maximum youth get opportunity to display their skill.