Jammu girl Meenal bags silver in Commonwealth Chess

JAMMU: State top seed, Meenal Gupta brought laurels to the state winning Silver medal in Commonwealth Chess Championship in girls' Under-16 age category at Delhi.

In all, 730 players from 15 countries participated in 16 different categories of boys and girls. An 11th standard student of Jodhamal Public School, Meenal has already won Gold in under-14 category in the same event in 2016 at Sri Lanka. Recipient of State Award and Sher-e-Kashmir Award, Meenal is trained by Vivek Bharti.

Meanwhile, as per a handout issued here today, Joint Secretary J&K State Sports Council and Chief Sports Officer, Abdul Qayoom appreciated the achievement by Meenal.


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