In a momentous event that celebrated the exceptional achievements of India’s burgeoning chess prodigy, R Praggnandhaa, he recently had the privilege of meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. During this remarkable encounter, the Prime Minister lauded the young chess sensation for his unwavering commitment to upholding the Indian flag’s prestige on the international chess stage. This meeting signified not only a personal milestone for Praggnandhaa but also underscored the national pride and support extended to promising young talents.
Praggnandhaa’s recent foray into the final of the World Cup, where he displayed exemplary gameplay, may have culminated in a loss against the formidable Magnus Carlsen, but it earned him well-deserved recognition and accolades. The chess sensation’s tenacity and strategic brilliance left a lasting impression, proving that he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of chess.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met India’s chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa at his official residence. Praggnanandhaa’s parents also accompanied him. The 18-year-old Grandmaster made history by bagging the silver medal in the 2023 FIDE World Cup.
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Prime Minister Modi took to his official Twitter account to express his delight at hosting Praggnandhaa and his family at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. He commended the young chess prodigy, emphasizing that Praggnandhaa’s journey epitomizes the power of passion and perseverance. The Prime Minister’s words resonated deeply, serving as an inspiring testament to how India’s youth can excel across diverse domains, showcasing their potential to conquer any challenge. Praggnandhaa, in response, expressed his deep gratitude for the Prime Minister’s words of encouragement and shared the honor he felt in meeting him.
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Following his remarkable feat and the special reception he received upon his return to Chennai Airport, Praggnandhaa is now gearing up for his next endeavor. He is set to travel to Kolkata to prepare for the upcoming Asian Games camp, scheduled for next month in September 2023. Given his exceptional form and dedication, there is a palpable sense of anticipation that he could emerge victorious and clinch the gold medal for the country at this prestigious event, further solidifying his status as India’s chess sensation on the rise.