JAMMU, AUG 3: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar today felicitated commonwealth Silver Medal winner in Under-16 Chess championship 2018.
Meenal and his father, Atul Gupta met the advisor at Civil Secretariat in Jammu. The Advisor presented a memento to the young champion and congratulated her for her exceptional performance in common wealth games and also wished her good luck for upcoming events.
Meenal Gupta, a young Chess player of the State is the first female champion from the State to win silver in Commonwealth silver medalist and also became the first chess player from the State to qualify for the Sports Authority of India (SAI) award for winning an International medal in a sports event recognized by the Government of India.
The Advisor also interacted with the young champion and inquired from her about her experiences, career and future plans. She dedicated her success to her parents, who according to her, rendered her all possible support to reach to the place where she is today. She informed the Advisor that she is now preparing for upcoming World Junior Chess Championship schedules to be held in Turkey next month. The Advisor gave her his best wishes and hoped that she will showcase her talent at higher platforms and will win more awards for the country.
While assuring every possible support from the Government to the youngsters like Meenal, the Advisor said that the Government is keen to promote sports in the State that will not only help the youngsters to showcase their talent.
He said that the victory of Meenal will prove as a source of inspiration for other young sportspersons, especially girls, to take interest in sports activities.