PM Modi launches torch relay for 44th Chess Olympiad in Delhi

Children who play chess are becoming good problem-solvers. In the last 8 years, India has improved its performance in chess, says PM Modi

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the first-ever torch relay for the Chess Olympiad ahead of the 44th edition of the event, which is to be held in Mahabalipuram from July 28 to August 10.

The international chess body, FIDE, for the very first time has instituted the torch relay, which is part of the Olympic tradition, but was never done in the Chess Olympiad.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich handed over the torch to the prime minister who gave it to the legendary Viswanathan Anand.

The torch will be taken to 75 cities in a span of 40 days before arriving

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First Published: Jun 19 2022 | 6:20 PM IST

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