Top Seed Jay Sawalakhe in Open Group and Swanandi Anil Sole in Girls Group Annex the Title of the Nagpur District Under-13 Open and Girls Chess Championship organized by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G H Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall, Shraddha House, Kingsway, near Kasturchand Park, Nagpur which concluded.
Top Seed Jay Sawalakhe true to his Seeding toppled the overnight leader Arush Chitre in the sixth round. He Annexed the title with another win in last round over Shauak Bodole to reach 6.5 points. Arush Chitre who was leading the table till 5th round scored over Arava Bhatia to reach 6 points and finished second. In the Girls Group, Swanandi Anil Sole scored over Ridhi Girish Agrawal in the final round to reach 5 points to Bag the title. Ridhi Agrawal, Shraddha Bajaj, Vidhi Mishtrikotkar and Divyanshi Khandelwal all scored 4 points but were placed from 2nd to 5th in the Final Ranking based on the Tie Break Score. Jay and Arush in Open Group and Swanandi and Ridhi in Girl Group shall represent Nagpur District in the upcoming Maharashtra State Under-13 FIDE Rating Open Chess Championship to be held at Nagpur from 2nd to 4th October 2022.
Prizes were distributed at the hands of Prominent Sports Personality of Nagpur City Shri Shatrughna Gokhale, Shiv Chhatrapati Awardee for Basketball and Secretary of Maha Basketball Association. Shri S S Soman, MCA Tournament Committee Member, Shri Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation and Chief Arbiter Shri Amrish Joshi were present on the occasion.
Shri Amrish Joshi, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event who was assisted by Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.
12-yr-old Nagpur boy dies after trying to imitate a deadly YouTube video
A 12-year-old boy named Agranya Barapatre in Nagpur breathed his last after trying to imitate a video on YouTube at his neighbour’s place. The woman, in the video, is seen demonstrating how she escaped with her hands tied behind, gagged and face covered with scarves. He was found hanging from a wooden ladder’s stick on the neighbour’s terrace but there was no knot on the scarf.
Upon inspection, it was learnt that Agranya had downloaded a video titled ‘Full face cover challenge’ in his phone. Cops said that there was no reason for the teenager to commit suicide but the possibility of an accident could not be ruled out.
Arangya’s mother said the couple had no clue where the scarf came from; he only carried a chakri and a kite. She also revealed that her son usually played on their neighbour’s terrace
Reportedly, Agranya was undergoing a psychiatric treatment as he was a hyperactive kid who wasn’t attentive in studies. He was good with using phones and application so his family tried to keep the phone away from him. However, he would somehow always locate the phone.
Agranya, the only child to his parents, was supposed to be felicitated at his school on Thursday during Republic Day for securing second position at a double-lathi event at the third National Traditional Lathi Sports Championship in Indore.
Post the incident, he was rushed to Government Medical College but was declared dead. Sakkardara Police registered a case of accident death.
President’s Cup 2.0 kickstarts at DPS MIHAN in Nagpur
The second edition of the President’s Cup for Tennis Ball and Cricket was held in the sprawling campus of Delhi Public School (DPS MIHAN) on Friday, January 27. Gurudas Raut, a differently-abled international cricket player, captain of T20 World Cup 2019 and a recipient of many awards instituted by BCCI, ICC and VCA graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the event. Janak Shahu, Secretary, Physically Challenged Cricket Association was also present on this occasion.
Nidhi Yadav Principal at DPS MIHAN welcomed the guests by presenting saplings, which is the tradition of the school. In her welcome address, she highlighted the vision of President and Pro Vice Chairperson Tulika Kedia who ensures the best of sporting facilities are provided to the students for holistic education and for psycho- socio development.
She also thanked the Director Savita Jaiswal for her constant guidance and support. She expressed her gratitude for the benign presence of Raut to motivate the young players befitting to the occasion. She emphasized that he is a perfect role model for the budding cricketers.
Raut in his speech, appreciated the sporting facilities and encouragement given by the school for the development of sporting culture amongst the students. He emphasized that one should explore opportunities and believe in oneself to achieve one’s goal. He mentioned that with will power he could pursue cricket and achieve laurels at national and international level inspite of his limitations.
In this edition, six teams are competing for the coveted President’s Cup. The finals will be held on Monday 30th January 2023.
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