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Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister welcomed all the players and chess lovers from all over the world to India.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, actor Rajinikanth and Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur were among those present at the ceremony in Chennai
The torch was received and carried by Grandmaster J Deepan Chakkravarthy and was presented to medal winners in various sports at the race course ground.
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 25 (ANI): The first-ever Chess Olympiad Torch Relay reached the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on Monday.
Earlier on Friday, the Torch Relay had arrived in Thiruvananthapuram.
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In the city, Kerala Transport Minister Antony Raju received the torch from Navjot Khosa, the District Collector at Jimmy George Indoor Stadium
In Lakshadweep, the torch reached Agatti Island, where the District Collector Buzar Jamhar received the torch at GSSS High School Stadium
Mangaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 19 (ANI): The torch relay for the first-ever Chess Olympiad arrived in Mangaluru on Tuesday.
In Bangalore, Governor of Karnataka Thaawarchand Gehlot received the torch at Raj Bhavan from Grandmaster GA Stany
State Minister Gudivada Amarnath received the torch from Grandmaster Musunuri Lalit Babu at Swarna Bharathi Indoor Stadium
The Minister of Housing, Andhra government, Jogi Ramesh received the torch from Grandmaster Musunuri Lalit Babu at Tumalapalli Kalashetram, Vijayawada
Minister of Sports and Youth Services of Telangana, V Srinivas Goud received the torch from Grandmasters Harika Dronavalli and Arjun Erigaisi.