Jamshedpur, Sep 9: East Singhbhum District Chess Association (ESDCA) organised Prize Nite function to felicitate players of the year 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The event was delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Vatshal Singhania (Men) and Pracheta Agarwal (Women) were declared Player of the Year 2017.
Sanchit Mukherjee (Men) and Dyuti Chakraborty (Women) were crowned Player of the Year 2018.
Player of the Year 2019 was won by Pritam Singh (Men) and Saara Jain (Women).
Adhiraj MItra (Men) and Navieka Jaiswal (Women) were adjudged the Player of the Year 2020.
Chief Guest for the occasion DB Sundara Raman, VP, Raw Materials Tata Steel and Guest of Honour Dr Rinku Bhargava, RMO TMH gave away the prizes.
Farzan Heerjee, Chief, Protocol & Sports, Mukul Vinayak Choudhari, Chief, Sports Excellence Centre & CEO Jamshedpur FC and NK Tiwary, General Secretary, East Singhbhum and A Kumar, Jt Secretary ESDCA were present.
Total 32 players felicitated during the function.
Other achievers who secured medals in State and Nationals-Amarjyoti Mishra, Swastik Banerjee, Anjali Singh, Debangshu Halder, Aryan Sharma, Nikunj Agarwal, Samaira Doshi, Divyangana Raj, Yamijala Koulini, Aditya Dhanraj, Advika Mohanty, Nelanjana Dey, Arisha Shiraz, Siddhi Nagelia, Kumar Utkarsh, Vinamra Balrewal, Bidisha Rpy, Ayush Pandey, Anshul Nigam, Lakshy Kumar, Alka Das, Ankana Kabiraj, Kriti Kumari and Debanjan Sinha.
Anand Louis Menezes, Sr Manager, Ramakrishna Sr Manager, Hassan Imam Mallick, Jayant K Bhuyan, Chandan K Prasad, Soukhin Kundu ,Vishal K Minz, Firoz Khan, Dinesh Rakshit, Manager, Saroj Lakra, Manager were also in attendance.