2nd Dalmia Cements All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2018 @ SBPS

The second edition of Dalmia Cement All India Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament 2018, organized by All Jharkhand Chess Association was declared open on 26th March 2018 at Sarala Birla Public School, Mahilong. It will continue till 31st March 2018. About 200 participants from all over the country are participating in the tournament, which has been divided under 5 age groups. A cash prize of Rs 50,000 INR along with a trophy will be awarded to the champion. One International Master, One Grand Master and one Candidate Master are also participating in the tournament.
The programme commenced with the inaugural ceremony at the B.K. Birla Auditorium with exuberant cultural performances by the students of SBPS, Ranchi. The occasion was graced by the chief guest Mr. Manish Ranjan, Sports Secretary, Govt. of Jharkhand, Shri Pradip Varma President AJCA & School Head Personnel & Admin, Mr. N.K. Mishra , Secretary AJCA, Mr. Pritam Singh, CEO AJCA, Mr. Navjot Singh Alang, Secretary, RDCA, Mrs. Paramjit Kaur, Principal SBPS and other dignitaries. Mr. N.K. Mishra , Secretary AJCA, welcomed the dignitaries and thanked the SBPS, Ranchi Management for constant support. He said that in coming future SBPS, Ranchi will surely give good chess players because the school has created congenial ambience for the same. The chief guest Shri Manish Ranjan IAS Secretary, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs Department motivated the participants by narrating anecdotes from the lives of various great personalities  of the world . He also said that time management and focus are crucial while playing chess.