Friday, January 8, 2010
Vishwanathan felicitates Chandigarh youngster for winning NIIT chess tourney
10-years-old wins online NIIT chess tourney
Archit wins state level NIIT chess tourney
Vishy felicitates Chandgarh lad
Chandigarh, January 7
World Chess Champion and NIIT Mind Champion Viswanathan Anand felicitated Master Archit Aggarwal of Gurukul Global School IT Park Chandigarh on becoming the NIIT Mind Champion of state.
A 10 year old sixth class student of Gurukul Golobal School, Master Archit, defeated Chandigarh Airforce School and Haryana School and became the state champion in NIIT online tournament.
Archit then played at zonal level at New Delhi where he stood runner up. His Coach Mr Nitin, general secretary of Chandigarh Chess Club, said that Archit was the youngest participant at the event. He defeated Shivangi Mathur of Holy Child School, Bilaspur and drew with Tejas Arora (Champion North Zone) of Amritsar at zonal level.
Ms Aruna Bhardwaj, Principal Gurukul Global School said that the young Archit has brought laurels not only to school but to the entire region. “We always encourage students to achieve what they dream of and Archit has proven his dreams,” she said congratulating the young achiever.
Archit played a friendly match with the world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand. Anand appreciated the young talent and advised him to work harder to become a world class chess player.