Naini, Pune central jail inmates to take part in global chess meet

Uttar PradeshNaini, Pune central jail inmates to take part in global chess meet


There is joy among the prisoners of Naini central jail and among those their counterparts in Pune, as they are going to take part in the World Chess Federation Tournament. They will play against the inmates lodged in the jails in Australia and in other Asian countries.

Prayagraj (UP)/Pune: Prisoners of Naini central jail in Uttar Pradesh are delighted after they have come to know that eight of their counterparts will take part in the World Chess Federation Tournament. Not only the inmates of Naini jail but those of the central jail in Pune are also taking part in the international competition, jail officials said on Thursday.

The teams from Naini and Pune will play against those who are in the prisons in Australia and other Asian countries. The Naini and Pune teams will be playing against their counterparts in jails of Australian and other Asian countries.

Grand Master Abhijit Kunte trained the prisoners of Naini central jail. Eighty-five teams from 42 countries are taking part in the competition, said PN Pandey, senior superintendent of Naini jail.

The Naini and Pune Central Jails will represent the country in the World Chess Federation tournament. The participants were selected after an inter-jail chess competition in which inmates of 20 prisons in different states had taken part.

Rajesh Gaud, Vakeel Ahmad, Nitesh Kumar, Mohd Umar, Sachhidanand, Chandra Mohan, Dharmraj Yadav and Shalu Sonkar are the members of the Naini central jail team. The jail authorities said that Abhijit Kunte had been requested to train the team members, jail officials said. More than 1,800 prisoners from 40 jails in the country have been imparted training in various sports.

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