By SANTANU GHOSH &BISWADIP NANDY Balurghat, 17December :Dakshin Dinajpur Zila Daba Sanstha organized an intra-district school level chess completion Association at Tridhara club today.
Sources said that 32 students under 16 years of age participated in this two-day chess competition.
Officials attached with the organization said that the organization was created last year in Dakshin Dinajpur district to promote and spread the game of chess in the district. “Long-term chess training camps are being conducted at Balurghat high school every Sunday under the supervision of State Chess Association.Grand Master Dibyendu Barua is also very keen to spread the chess culture to the far flung of our state”said Anjan Chatterjee, president of the zila Daba Sanstha.
Balurghat Municipal Chairman Ashok Mitra along with dignitaries attended the opening ceremony of this chess competition.
“Last year on 6th September the organization was set up under the patronage of Dibyendu Barua. Since then, we have been able to spread the game of chess to different parts of our district. Today’s completion is a part of our mission “said Ratneswar Roy, an executive council member.