First ever Mega Kashmir Chess festival started in all the 10 districts of Kashmir.
Demonstrations, Trainings and events started in Kulgam, Pulwama and Anantnag districts .
Festival will be held upto 31 March 2019 in all the districts of Kashmir at different venues.
About 2500 players from different parts of above three districts participated in these three districts at different venues.
There is great enthusiasm among the participants in all the venues. In Kulgam festival was inaugurated by D.C. Dr. Shameemm Ahmed Wani KAS and Deputy CEO Mr. Mohd. Ayoub Shah was guest of Honour.
In Pulwama festival was inaugurated by Principal Boys Degree college Pulwama Professor Mushtaq Ali.
In Anantnag festival was inaugurated by Principal Boys Degree college Anantnag Professor Bashir Ahmad and incharge manager Anantnag sports council Mohd. Shafi was guest of honour. This festival is sponsored by J and K State sports council and initiated by Secretary J&K State sports council Dr. Naseem Javed Choudhary.
Festival is held under the guidance of Atul Kumar Gupta President AJKCA and Managed and organized by Ashiq Ahmad kolu and all the members of Kashmir division districts. About 10000 players are expected to participate in trainings and events in all the 10 districts at different venues.
This type of event will go a long way in involvement of youth towards sports and positive direction said Atul Kumar Gupta President of AJKCA.Association thanked the council for supporting the event and infrastructure. Total cash prizes of Rs.150000 and 240 medals will be distributed among the winners of this festival.