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Intense Competition Witnessed At The 26th CBSE Kuwait Cluster Chess Tournament Hosted At The Indian

Apr 16, 2024 ICSK Senior

The 26th CBSE Kuwait Cluster Chess Tournament, held at the Indian Community School, Senior was marked by tough competition among 320 participants from 15 CBSE schools in Kuwait. Spanning four days, from 16th April to 20th April 2024, the tournament opened with a ceremonial inauguration on Tuesday, 16th April 2024. Mr. Ravi Ayanoli, Secretary of CBSE Gulf Sahodaya and Principal of FAIPS – DPS graced the occasion as the esteemed Chief Guest.

The inaugural ceremony commenced with the recitation of verses from the holy Quran, followed by a soulful prayer song presented by the school choir. The audience paid tribute to the national anthem of Kuwait. Dr. V. Binumon extended a warm welcome to the attendees, emphasizing the cognitive benefits of chess and commending the participants for representing their schools. The mentors and coaches were also lauded for their efforts in nurturing the students' strategic skills.

The esteemed Chief Guest, Mr. Ravi Ayanoli, in his address provided insights into the tournament's rules and highlighted the significance of fair play and self-assurance. With his blessings, he officially declared the tournament open. Dr. V. Binumon honored the Chief Guest with a memento in appreciation of his presence and inspiration. Mrs. Mini Shaji Joseph, Deputy Vice Principal of ICSK, Senior concluded the formal proceedings with a vote of thanks, leading to the commencement of the competition. The gathering honored the Indian National Anthem.