PM Modi Celebrates Chess Prodigy Praggnanandhaa’s Silver Medal Triumph at FIDE World Cup
PM Modi had a meeting with R Praggnanandhaa, the 18-year-old chess sensation who recently won the silver medal in the FIDE World Cup, marking a historic achievement. After the meeting, Modi expressed his delight at meeting Praggnanandhaa and his family, praising the young chess prodigy for his passion and perseverance. Modi commended Praggnanandhaa as an exemplary representation of India’s youth, showcasing their ability to excel in various domains.
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Had very special visitors at 7, LKM today.
Delighted to meet you, @rpragchess along with your family.
You personify passion and perseverance. Your example shows how India's youth can conquer any domain. Proud of you! https://t.co/r40ahCwgph
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2023
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Praggnanandhaa had previously thanked the PM for his words of encouragement in a post. Although Praggnanandhaa lost in the final to five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen, his remarkable journey secured him a spot in the prestigious Candidates tournament, which determines a challenger for the world champion, Ding Liren, in the upcoming World Championship contest.
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