PM Modi is proud to contribute a “game of Indian origin that has become a global brand” referring to the Chess Olympics

On June 19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first ever torch relay for the 44th Chess Olympics, to be held in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, from July 28 to August 10 in New Delhi. During the event, PM Modi spoke about the Indian origins of chess as it spread to the world and preparations for the upcoming Olympic events.

“It is a matter of pride that after leaving his homeland, chess became famous all over the world,” said Prime Minister Modi.

“The torch of this sport went all over the world in the form of Chaturanga from India. Now the first chess torch is coming from India. Today, as India celebrates its 75th year of independence, Amrit Mahotsav The Chess Olympics Torch will reach 75 cities in the country,” he said. Fashion.

He said that games like Chaturanga or Chess were invented by our ancestors for the analytical development of the brain. “Chess has spread to many countries around the world through India and has become very popular. Today, chess is used in schools as an educational tool for young people, for children.”

The Prime Minister said that FIDE had decided to run a torch relay for every chess Olympics game from India. “This honor is not only an honor for India, but also a tribute to this famous chess legacy. I congratulate FIDE and all its members on this,” he said.

“Just as every chess piece has its own unique power, it also has its own unique ability. If you make the right move with the piece, you will use its power correctly, it will become the most powerful,” he added.

PM Modi said that the chessboard gives us the message of life, that with the right support and the right environment, no goal is impossible even for the weakest.

PM Modi also pointed to another great future for chess, meaning: “Chess tells us that real success comes from prudent people rather than short-term success,” he said.

“Preparations for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games”

Prime Minister Modi said that India excels in all sports and said that preparations for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024 and in Los Angeles in 2028 have begun.

“New India youth excel in every sport. They are making records. We are now working to make sure we don’t forget the 2024 Paris and 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, which is why athletes are also supported through the TOPS (Target Olympic Podium) program,” he said. Prime Minister Modi.

According to the World Chess Federation (FIDE), a relay similar to the one at the Olympic Games will be a regular part of future chess olympiads.

The 44th Chess Olympiad is scheduled to take place in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, from July 28 to August 10. This is the first time that a record number of 189 countries will take part in the 2022 Chess Olympics.

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