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All India Chess Championship 2024 Opens at MAHE

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Mangaluru: The prestigious All India Inter Zone Inter University Chess Championship 2024 was inaugurated at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), in a grand ceremony held at the Dr TMA Pai Hall, KMC, Manipal.

This momentous event, held on 16,17 and 18 Feb 2024, marks a significant milestone in the promotion of intellectual sports within the academic community.  It commenced with an inaugural event on 16 Feb 2024.

The championship  is organized in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities.

The inauguration was graced by the presence of Dr H.S. Ballal, Pro Chancellor of MAHE, serving as the Chief Guest, and Dr Sharath K Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor – Health Sciences, MAHE, as the Guest of Honour.

Their presence underscored the institution’s commitment to fostering a spirit of intellectual competition and camaraderie among universities across India.

Dr H.S. Ballal highlighted the importance of the event, stating, “Hosting the All India Inter Zone Inter University Chess Championship at MAHE is a proud moment for us. It reflects our dedication to promoting intellectual sports that enhance strategic thinking and sportsmanship among students.

Dr Sharath K Rao echoed the sentiment of promoting intellectual sports, emphasizing the value of chess in nurturing critical thinking and academic excellence.

“He remarked that the championship highlights chess’s critical role in academic and personal development. It showcases exceptional talent and dedication, featuring over 100 participants from universities across India. The event includes 6 International Masters and 4 Grandmasters, proving the strategic depth of chess. Additionally, it attests to the high level of competition and talent it attracts.”

The All India Inter Zone Inter University Chess Championship 2024 serves as a platform for young minds from various universities across different zones to showcase their strategic acumen.

Chess, celebrated for its intellectual depth and strategic complexity, offers participants an opportunity to engage in a sport that enhances academic and life skills.

MAHE invites chess enthusiasts, students, and supporters to witness the exemplary games and celebrate the strategic thinking, sportsmanship, and intellectual competition that the championship embodies.

This event not only highlights the competitive spirit of participating students but also reinforces the role of chess in fostering academic and life skills.

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education, known for its excellence in higher education, offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

By hosting the All India Inter Zone Inter University Chess Championship, MAHE continues its tradition of promoting a holistic education that prepares students for the challenges of a rapidly evolving world.

Dr Padmaraj Hegde, Dean Kasturba Medical college, Manipal, Dr Vinod Nayak Sports secretary, MAHE, Manipal and Other members of Manipal sports councils were present.

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