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Rousing welcome to Nagpur Chess champions Divya Deshmukh, Raunak Sadhwani

Rousing welcome to Nagpur Chess champions Divya Deshmukh, Raunak Sadhwani…

Chess champions from Nagpur WGM Divya Deshmukh and GM Raunak Sadhwani had a dream run at the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022.

Divya Deshmukh

Current Women National Champion WGM Divya Deshmukh and GM Raunak Sadhwani, the two Chess celebrities of Nagpur had a dream run at the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022, which concluded at Chennai (Mahabalipuram) on August 10, 2022.

GM Raunak played for India-2 Team, which finished third in overall tally with a Bronze medal for the country. GM Raunak scored 5.5 points out of eight on fourth board for India-2 Team. He was instrumental in some of the spectacular wins of his team specially against Top Seeds USA team. GM Raunak scored a notable victory against GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier (FIDE Rating: 2754), which helped his team to score a 3-1 victory against Top Seeds. 

Raunak gave a rating performance of 2642 against his own rating of 2611. Raunak returned to Nagpur on 12th August 2022. Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, CAN, SS Soman, Tournament Committee Member of MCA, Prayas Ambade and Amit Bhongare from CAN, Shubham Soni, Arbiter along with several host of officials of Chess Association Nagpur were present at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Nagpur airport to welcome Raunak.

Divya scored seven points out of nine to earn a Bronze medal on fifth board. She was the top scorer in her team. Although her team finished 8th in overall tally, WGM Divya with her spectacular performance bagged Bronze medal. WGM Divya returned to Nagpur on August 11, 2022. Bhushan Shriwas,  SS Soman, Prayas Ambade from Chess Association Nagpur were present at Nagpur Railway Station to welcome the medalist.

The third chess prodigy from Nagpur, GM Sankalp Gupta too contributed immensely in the role of assistant coach of India-1 team, which consisted of players like GM Harikrishna, GM Vidit Gujrathi, GM Sasikiran and GM Arjun Erigaisi. This experience of working with top grandmasters of the country would surely help GM Sankalp to improve his performance in future.

The foundation of the great performance of three Chess prodigies was laid at the FIDE Olympiad Torch Rally, which passed through Nagpur on 2nd July 2022. The trio of Raunak, Divya and Sankalp led the rally through Nagpur culminating in a grand function at GH Raisoni College, Wadi Hingna Road, Nagpur on 2nd July 2022. Now the great performance by Nagpur stars has taken the name of Nagpur to newer heights. The officials of Chess Association Nagpur led by Adv Nishant Gandhi congratulated Raunak, Divya and Sankalp for remarkable performances and also extended warm wishes to them for future events.

To celebrate the spectacular success of Nagpurians, Chess Association Nagpur has organised a felicitation program for the three Chess superstars of Nagpur at BRA Mundle Hall in Nagpur on 14th August 2022 at 9 am during the inauguration function of ‘Nagpur Below 1600 FIDE Rating Chess Tournament.’ 

Chess champions from Nagpur WGM Divya Deshmukh and GM Raunak Sadhwani had a dream run at the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022.

Raunak Sadhwani

The felicitation and inauguration of the event would be done by prominent social worker Girish Gandhi, President of Vanrai Foundation. Girish Vyas, Ex-MLC and Vice President of Maharashtra Chess Association would preside over the felicitation and inauguration function. The tournament is being conducted by Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation and is recognised by the Chess Association Nagpur, MCA, AICF and FIDE.

The tournament has attracted huge 456 entries. The total prizes of rupees three lakhs would be distributed among the winners. The trophies are sponsored by URBAN NUKKAD. The tournament shall be played in nine rounds from 14th August to 16th August 2022.

International Arbiter Pramodraj Moree would be the Chief Arbiter for the event and would be assisted by FA Pravin Thakre, Shubham Soni, Amit Tembhurne, Prayas Ambade Amit Bhongare and others. SS Soman, Working President, CAN, Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation and CAN along with the organising committee Members of Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation and Chess Association Nagpur are taking care of the arrangements for the felicitation program and organisation of event for its success.

Chess Association Nagpur has appealed to all Chess lovers and enthusiast to visit the tournament venue for the felicitation program of the chess champions.

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Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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The Raaas (2018)

Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”

He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”

Also read: Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur

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September 27, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on September 24, 2022.

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s Padharo Mhare Des concludes successfully

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s (RCNV) Padharo Mhare Des was held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur, on September 25, along with Winter fellowship cum Official Club Visit 2022-23 for RCNV. The theme of the fellowship was to showcase rich heritage and culture of different states of India.

The occasion was graced by DG Dr Anand Jhunjhunwala, first lady Monika Jhunjhunwala and AG Kamlesh Chotwani. President Dr Shivani Sule felicitated all the new Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) members for the year 2022-23 with the certificates, for their valuable contribution to The Rotary Foundation by way of becoming Paul Harris Fellow, along with Club Secretary Ritika Singhvi and TRF director Mohit Chaudhary.

On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, different states came together to show their culture. It was beautifully showcased. PDG, Dr Satish Sule as Yamraj & Pawan Mangolia as Narad with their performance wooed the audience.

This was made possible because of our competent team leaders Bhagyashree Saoji and Priyanka Sharma (Rajasthan), Rutika Kunawar and Dr Puja Poddar (Team Tamil Nadu), Sonal Singhvi (Team Bengal), Rashmi Shahu (Team Maharashtra), Pramod Batra and Sakshi Sharma (Team Punjab), who in spite of their busy schedules made this possible. The beautifully choregraphed act was a result of hard work done by Richa Bhattad, Sonal Singhvi, Rashmi Shahu and Abhishek Ghatode. Honourable DG performing with Maharashtra state enthralled the audience.

Such flawlessly executed event was possible only because of very efficient team mentored by Project Director Pawan Mangolia and Nitya Agrawal who worked tirelessly on the minutest of details to give a memorable evening. Aesthetic decor by Priya Tatiwar dazzled the event.

Fellowship Project advisor P P Nilesh Panpalia, Project director Nitya Agrawal, Pawan Mangolia and Director Mohit Chaudhary left no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.

Also read: Management conclave held at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Nagpur

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