Chess Olympiad: Stalin announces Rs 1 cr to Indian teams

The Tamil Nadu government has successfully completed the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad with extravagant cultural events held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium, with India’s ‘B’ team winning a bronze medal in the Open section.
Chief Minister M K Stalin at the closing ceremony
Chief Minister M K Stalin at the closing ceremony

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Wedneday announced Rs 1 crore to the two Indian teams who clinched medals in the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022.

The Tamil Nadu government has successfully completed the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad with extravagant cultural events held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium, with India’s ‘B’ team winning a bronze medal in the Open section.

"I am extremely happy that two teams have won medals in the general section of the Chess Olympiad held in Tamil Nadu, 'Team India B' and 'Team India A' in the women's section and have brought pride to the Chess Olympiad and India," read the statement.

"India (men) ‘B’ team won the bronze medal in open category and India (women) ‘A’ won bronze medal in women’s category a cash award of Rs one crore will be given on behalf of the government," it added

Presiding over the closing ceremony, Chief Minister M K Stalin said the State government has been implementing several schemes under the ‘Dravidian model,’ to make the State a sporting hub of India.

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