AICF urge UT Administrator for gradation of chess
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CHANDIGARH: To highlight the issue of inclusion of chess in the sports gradation list of the Chandigarh Sports Department, Bharat Singh Chauhan, the secretary of the All India Chess Federation, called Shivraj V Patil, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh. Prof Anil Raina (Chairperson) and Dr Vipnesh Bhardwaj (secretary) of the Chandigarh Chess Association accompanied Chauhan. During his interaction with the Administrator, Chauhan informed him that perhaps Chandigarh was the only UT/state in the country where chess, which was in the 'Priority A' category of the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, was not a graded sport in Chandigarh. He also informed Patil of the various problems being faced by the chess players in the absence of gradation to chess. He urged the UT Administrator that gradation of chess in Chandigarh would go a long way in promoting this game in the city and help mitigate the problems being faced by budding chess players of Chandigarh, some of whom were already performing well in international forums.
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