Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has made an exciting announcement, rewarding 16-year-old Uppala Praneeth with a cash prize of Rs 2.5 crore. Praneeth has recently been conferred the grandmaster title by the World Chess Federation, marking a significant achievement in his young career.
Recognition and Celebration
CM KCR expressed his happiness and appreciation for Praneeth’s accomplishment, commending his dedication and hard work that led him to become a Grandmaster. He called Praneeth and his parents to the Secretariat and blessed the young chess prodigy.
A Bright Future Ahead
Praneeth’s rise as a grandmaster at such a young age has brought international fame to Telangana and India. CM KCR expressed his delight and optimism, hoping that Praneeth will continue to achieve greater heights in his chess career and bring laurels and fame to both Telangana state and the country.
Supporting Sports Talent
The Chief Minister emphasized that Praneeth’s success serves as proof that the Telangana government’s initiatives and incentives for sportspersons are yielding positive results. The government’s measures for the development of the sports field have played a crucial role in nurturing and supporting talented individuals like Praneeth.
Recognition for Women in Chess
In addition to Praneeth, CM KCR also congratulated Veerlapalli Nandita, a 19-year-old chess player who has been recognized as a ‘Woman Candidate Master’ by the World Chess Federation. As a gesture of support, the Chief Minister announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for Nandita to undergo advanced training and cover other necessary expenses.
With this generous cash reward and the support from the Telangana government, Praneeth and Nandita have bright futures ahead of them. Their achievements serve as inspiration for aspiring chess players and highlight the government’s commitment to nurturing sporting talent in the state.
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