Srinagar: Kupwara Chess Association and Kupwara Terriers organized the 4th District Kupwara Chess Championship at Harvard Presentation School Bumhama, Kupwara on 29-30 September 2021.
The event saw participation of 120 Children and youth (including Boys and Girls) in 08 categories, Sub Junior (under 12), Junior (Under 14) , Under 17 and Senior category.
The event was inaugurated by Col. Swaraj Bhattacharya, Commanding Officer, Kupwara Terriers at Harvard Presentation School on 29 September. Col Bhattacharya appreciated the efforts of Mr. Aadil Manzoor, General Secretary, Kupwara Chess Association for organizing the championship and giving the youth of Kupwara an opportunity to showcase their talent and use the championship as a stepping stone for national and international events.
The championship concluded on 30 September 2021 with an award ceremony attended by officials from Kupwara Terriers, Ms Nusrat Gazala Divisional Sports Officer from J&K sports council, Chairman of Harvard Presentation School Zahid Ahmed Wani.
The participants thanked the organizers and Indian Army for their continued involvement in promoting the sports culture in Kupwara.