Advisor Farooq Khan congratulates Chess player Arushi Kotwal for PMRBP


JAMMU : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, congratulated daughter of the soil, Arushi Kotwal, who has been conferred with prestigious Pradan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP), the highest award for the citizens below 18 years by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for her exceptional achievement in the field of Sports (Chess).

Significant to mention, Prime Minister interacted with PMRBP awardees via video conferencing and conferred digital certificates to the awardees using Block chain Technology. Each awardee of PMRBP is given a medal, a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a certificate.

Lauding the achievements of young champion, hailing from Chinta area of Bhaderwah in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, Advisor said that Arushi Kotwal is the first player from the Union Territory who has won medals in all the three formats of Chess (Classical, Rapid and Blitz) and also the only player of JKUT having WCM title who aspires to become a Grand Master. He added that Kotwal is the youngest player of Jammu and Kashmir to receive Sher-e-Kashmir Sports Award for the year 2011-12 at the age of 8 years and 10 months. She is also a State awardee of the year 2016, he added.


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