TN CM MK Stalin presents Rs 75 lakh to D. Gukesh


As a token of  recognition of chess prodigy D. Gukesh becoming the youngest ever winner of the FIDE Candidates Tournament held in Toronto, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin presented him with a cheque for Rs 75 lakh on Sunday April 28th, 2024.

The cheque was personally handed over to Gukesh by CM Stalin at the Chief Minister’s camp office in Chennai in the presence of the Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development Udhayanidhi Stalin. Gukesh’s parents were also present.
Gukesh was also presented with a citation and a shawl.  This gesture proves that the Tamil Nadu government nurtures and supports talented individuals in various fields, including sports and games.
Prior to this, the Tamil Nadu government had granted Rs 15 lakh to Gukesh in recognition of his achievements. His victory is a big inspiration to aspiring chess players in the country.


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