Ambassador Attends the Closing Ceremony of 6th Gandhi Memorial Chess Tournament

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Ambassador Shri Harsh Jain attended the closing ceremony of the Sixth Gandhi Memorial Chess Tournament organized by the Mahatma Gandhi School, Almaty and Almaty City Chess Federation on 7th November, 2016. The school organized a month long celebration dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, which concluded with the closing ceremony of the chess tournament.

In his address, Ambassador appreciated the school for organizing chess tournament dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and expressed gladness at the participation of a large number of children in it. He spoke about the Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence and noted the achievement of both India and Kazakhstan winning independence through non-violent means. He quoted Mahatma Gandhi’s words “Be the change you want to see in the world” and urged the audience to follow his advice and begin the change in themselves that can make the world a better place. He awarded prizes and trophy to the winners of the chess tournament and congratulated them.

Mr. Erulan Zhienbayev, Director of the School; Mr. Bekezhan Tokkozhayev, Representative of Nur Otan Party; Ms. Irina Grishchenko, Executive Director of Kazakhstan Chess Federation; Mr. Nazarov Ernar, Director, Centre of Physical Culture and Sports; and Mr. Kim Sergey, Executive Director, Almaty City Chess Federation also spoke on the occasion. The Centre for Indian Classical Dances, Almaty led by its Director Ms. Akmaral Kainazarova, conducted a short cultural programme.
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