Panaji: December 28th ::: Minister for Power Shri Nilesh Cabral recently attended the closing ceremony of First Bardez Chess Festival 2018 organised jointly by Bardez Taluka Chess Association and Saraswat Vidhyalay’s Sridora Caculo College under the aegis of Goa chess association which concluded on December 26, 2018 at Corlim Mapusa.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Cabral congratulated the winners and participants and appreciated the parents who recognised that the child has to be in academics but should also develop into a sports person and chess is a game where not only physically and mentally we develop the brain but they also have ability to perform well .Expressing his happiness he said being president of Goa Chess Association it has given immense pleasure working in all 12 taluka’s where association exists who actively promote chess not only in school but amongst the Taluka to produce not only young players but also to have players to play at different level.
Shri Cabral also distributed prizes for the winners who participated in the tournaments from various parts of schools in Goa.
Shri Ryan Braganza, Chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council also spoke on the occasion.
In the festival along with School Team Championship Various different events such as Rapid Chess, Blitz Chess was held.
Also present on the occasion were Dr. Santosh Patkar Principal of Sridora Caculo College, Bardez Taluka Chess Association President Shri Vishwas Pilankar, Shri Pravin Barde and other committee members.