2014-04-23 10:49:30 - DPGITM hosted the District Level Chess Championship-‘Shri Dwarka Das Parnami Memorial District Chess Championship 2014’.
Gurgaon, 23 April 2014, DPG Institute of Technology and Management located in Sector 34-Gurgaon, hosted the District Level Chess Championship-‘Shri Dwarka Das Parnami Memorial District Chess Championship 2014’- on 4th April. The chess championship kicked off in style with nearly 250 participants slogging it over three days, all eager to make their best moves.
The championship was divided into various age categories, namely Under-7, 9,11,13,17 and 19. This tournament was also deemed significant because the teams (Gurgaon zone) for the National Level Chess Championship to be held at Sirsa will be chosen based on their performance at this meet. Present during the finals were Haryana Chess Association’s President-Raju Verma, General Secretary-P Naresh Sharma, Vice President-Anil Kumar Parnami, District Chess Association (DCA)
Vice President-Desh Ratan Gulati, DCA Joint Secretary-Sushma Chauhan DPGITM’s Chairman-Rajender Gehlot, Vice Chairman-Deepak Gehlot and Principal-JS Mehenwal and many others.
Addressing those present, Rajpal Chauhan said, “Chess is a much-loved game that cuts across age barriers. This is one game that stimulates you as much as it entertains you, and also helps in enhancing your memory. The main motive behind organising an event of such a large scale was to provide students with a platform where they can showcase their chess-related strengths. Who knows we might even find a new Vishvanathan Anand in the course of such an event?”
The participating kids kept the grand affair lively, and there were enough nail-biting finishes to keep the audience rooted to the spot. Even the participants’ parents could be seen taking an active interest in their children’s performance. The parents felt that such events let them know just how special their children are. One of the parents present said, “As a parent we understand that for a child’s holistic development, playing is as important as studying, and chess is a brilliant game.”
On the final day, as many as 40 teams participated in the championship. Out of 40, only 6 teams were able to make it to the finals.
Chetan Chauhan was declared the winner of the Under-19 age group.