CHENNAI: With several days being passed and there has been no news about rewarding the Indian chess team that won the FIDE Online Olympiad gold recently, the Chess Players Forum has appealed to the central government to do the needful.
In a letter to the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Saturday, the Chess Players Forum pointed out the continued under-recognition of achievement of chess players and appealed to reward the victorious Indian chess team members.
"India capturing the top spot at the Online Chess Olympiad is one of the greatest achievements in the history of our sport, 'reward for the players' dedication and hardwork.
The Indian Men had achieved a Bronze medal in Chess Olympiad 2014, and the current achievement ranks even higher than that performance," the Forum said.
"At such a juncture, we wish to bring to your attention the general under-recognition of achievements of chess players in years gone by," the letter notes. IANS
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