GUWAHATI, August 19: Shahil Dey, a student of standard 5th from Maria’s Public School, Guwahati, Assam has successfully qualified for the Under 10 World Youth Chess Tournament.
According to sources, Shahil is projected to bag the 3rd prize at the open section of the 4th Kurukshetra All Assam Chess Tournament, Dibrugarh. Shahil was earlier awarded with the overall chess championship award held at Assam Jatiya Vidayalaya, Guwahati.
“It’s a great feeling. I am really excited to meet new members at the tournament and make new friends. I want to thank Maria’s Public School for creating an environment that allows us to pursue our passion,” quipped Shahil.
Founder and Managing Trustee of Maria’s Public School Nellie Ahmed Tanweer said, “It is our immense pride that Maria’s Public School has been able to nurture students to showcase their talent at such international platforms. Initiatives like this will help the next generation to showcase their talent across many such global platforms and we sincerely wish Shahil success for the tournament.”
Principal, Maria’s Public School, Guwahati Alpana Phukan, said, “We are extremely proud to see Shahil and his growing interest in chess. This tournament will help him in many ways and boost his drive for chess and lateral thinking to take him to new heights at such a young age”.
The event is to be held from August 21 till September 1 in Poos de Caldas, Brazil.
Featured image(courtesy): Aicf(All India Chess Federation)