The 44th Chess Olympiad is to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. The 14-day long Chess Olympiad will start from today i.e. on July 28.
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 44th Chess Olympiad today. The 44th International Chess Olympiad is the largest chess event in the world. Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate this event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. Its event will start from 28th July i.e. today and will continue till 10th August. The matches of 44th Chess Olympiad will be played in Punjeri village of Mamalpuram.
Before the inauguration of the Chess Olympiad, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin visited the venue of its inauguration and the Games. He took stock of Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium and Punjeri village and saw the security arrangements.
Arrangements for PM Modi’s security are fine
Special security arrangements have been made in Chennai city for Modi’s visit. Greater Chennai Police has made five-level security arrangements for this. 22000 people of police have been engaged in this work. To avoid any lapse in security, a ban has been imposed on flying drones. Apart from this, Section 144 will also be imposed.
Just 1⃣ day to go for #Chennai2022,
Chennai is all set to host one of the biggest sporting events in its nearly four centuries of existence.
The arrangements are a perfect !
It’s time to say #WelcomeToChennai and show the world our hospitality.
Let’s make history! pic.twitter.com/w7xdFM9inI
— MKStalin (@mkstalin) July 27, 2022
The Tamil Nadu government does not want to take any chances regarding the security of the Prime Minister. Therefore, it has also announced a holiday for Thursday in schools, colleges and other non-government offices of 4 districts.
Since July 28 will be the opening day of the Olympiad, the traffic police of Chennai has also announced changes in traffic routes in some parts of the city on Wednesday and Thursday.
Chess Olympiad will run for 14 days
Players from many countries of the world have come to participate in the 44th Chess Olympiad. India is the host of this competition as well as a major contender. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see the players of India performing in this 14-day long chess race.