Chess Olympiad Torch Relay to reach Patiala-Sakshi Sawhney
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The Chess Olympiad Torch Relay, launched for the first time in the history of the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in India for the first time, will reach Patiala on June 23. This was disclosed by Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney. While convening the meeting with the Senior Executive Director of NIS Col (retd) Raj Singh Bishnoi and officials of other departments including the Punjab State Chess Association, she informed that the chess torch will be lit here at NIS. She reviewed the arrangements being made for the effective reception of the Torch at NIS here on Tuesday.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the Chess Olympiad torch relay was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 19 to travel to different parts of the country which would reach Patiala on June 23 and it will be welcomed by all MLAs of the district, The Punjab State Chess Association, District Administration, Sports personalities and students. She said that preparations in this regard have been completed.
Sakshi Sawhney on the occasion issued necessary instructions to Nehru Youth Kendra, Sports Department, Police, Municipal Corporation and other departments. She said that on the arrival of Chess Torch there would be a selfie with Torch, a cultural program, a chess game by young players with Grand Master of Chess Deep Sen Gupta etc.
Chess Olympiad Torch Relay to reach Patiala-Sakshi Sawhney . In the meeting, ADC (G) Gurpreet Singh Thind, SP Harkanwal Kaur, SDM Dr Ismat Vijay Singh, Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation Naman Markan, NIS Deputy Director Gaurav Rawat, Treasurer of Punjab State Chess Association and International Medal winners Pankaj Sharma and Ankush Kathuria, DSP City-1 Sourav Jindal, District Sports Officer Sashwat Rajdan, NYK District Coordinator Neha Sharma, Tourist Officer Hardeep Singh and other officials were present.