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Chess corner inaugurated under busy flyover in south Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

In a move aimed at promoting the game of chess, the has set up a chess corner under a flyover in a busy south Kolkata neighbourhood.

Called 'Gariahat Chess Club', the corner was inaugurated yesterday evening in the presence of of Rajeev Kumar, Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua, of and Kalyan Bandopadhyay.

The (South-East) said 'Gariahat Chess Club' is open to all and both chess veterans and beginners can come here and play the game.

Barua praised the 'unique initiative' and said it would help in popularising chess among masses.

He pledged his support in running the chess corner.

Coaching classes will also be undertaken in future at the Gariahat Chess Club, the said adding the chess corner, built with support from a jewellery group, would also help in the beautification drive under the flyover.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:16 IST