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Velammal Nexus felicitates Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa with ₹20 lacs cash award each

by Shahid Ahmed - 15/09/2023

On Monday 11th September, Velammal Nexus hosted a grand felicitation ceremony to honor the remarkable achievements of their students and coach. GM D Gukesh, GM R Praggnanandhaa, Gold and Bronze medal winning teams at FIDE World School Team Championships 2023, Tennis player - Haritha Sree and Coach Velavan were felicitated. Both Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa received ₹2000000 (US$ 24100+ or €22440) each for becoming India no.1, World no.8 and securing Silver at FIDE World Cup 2023 respectively. Velammal MHS Mogappair, Captain of their team - Velavan Subbiah and Velammal Vidya Alapakkam were also felicitated for winning Gold and Bronze medals. Photos: Abhineet Chute

World School champions and their Captain also get rewarded

Velammal Nexus felicitated GM D Gukesh, GM R Praggnanandhaa, Gold and Bronze medalist teams at World School Team 2023 Championships, Asia no.2 Tennis player - Haritha Sree and Chess Coach Velavan. The felicitation ceremony took place at Velammal Main Campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

GM D Gukesh got rewarded by ₹2000000 cash award for becoming India no.1 and World no.8

GM R Praggnanandhaa got rewarded ₹2000000 cash award for winning Silver at FIDE World Cup 2023

GM D Gukesh with his parents
Gukesh's speech at his school after becoming India no.1 | Video: ChessBase India

GM R Praggnanandhaa with his parents
Praggnanandhaa returns to his school after winning Silver at FIDE World Cup 2023 | Video: ChessBase India

The event was graced by the presence of Udhayanidhi Stalin, Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development, P K Sekar Babu, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, and the legend - Vishy Anand himself.

Vishy Anand on Gukesh becoming India No.1 and Praggnanandhaa qualifying to the Candidates | Video: ChessBase India

Vishy Anand delivers his speech

Students raising the photos of Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa

 

Source: Press Release


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