₹2-crore sponsorship programme for six women chess players

March 05, 2023 07:20 pm | Updated 07:20 pm IST - Hyderabad

64 Squares, a joint initiative of Pravaha Foundation and Pune-based eSports firm MGD1 announced a ₹2-crore sponsorship programme for six women chess players including two seniors, Woman International Master Savitha Shri (16) and Woman Grandmaster Vantika Agrawal (20).

It also covers four juniors, under-8 world chess champion Charvi (8), Commonwealth Youth Chess Champion Shubhi Gupta (13), Asian Youth Chess Champion Saparya Ghosh (13) and recently-turned International Master A.R. Ilamparthi (13) for their training, travel and other expenses.

“While our plan was to exclusively support women’s chess in India for this programme, we also included Illamparthi, whose recent performances have been very promising. We hope to help in the creation of a more formal ecosystem for chess sponsorship in India, especially for women players,” said Pravaha managing trustee, Vinoda Kailas in a press release.

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.