There are 57 participant from different PSU participated in AIPS Chess Tournament

Shillong, April 22: All India Public Sector Sports Control Board (AIPSSCB) established in the year 1987 is the apex body for conducting sports activities amongst Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Government Bodies , besides helping the sports persons to perform at National and  International level by providing them required assistance through  member organizations .

Leading Public Sector Undertakings like Airports Authority of India, , Oil India, Food Corporation of India, Life Insurance Corporation of India, BSNL, Air India, Canara Bank, Reserve Bank of India etc. who actively promote sports, are members of the AIPSSCB.   Currently 25 organizations are active members of the Board.

The Board through its member organizations has made phenomenal contribution towards the promotion of Sports in the country.  The contribution of AIPSSCB and its member organizations have been highlighed when nine officers of ONGC and IOC were conferred with Arjuna and Dhyanchand  Awards for 2021.

The AIPSSCB organizes tournaments   in various sports disciplines such as  Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Carrom, Chess, Cricket, Football, Golf, Hockey, Kabaddi, Table Tennis and Volleyball at various  venues  in the country.

Award are also given to the best undertakings every year on the occasion of AGM of the AIPSSCB.  In the Award Function which is graced by reading sportspersons  of the country.

The chess is one of the popular  game in which there is large participation from member organizations.  The quality of the tournament is also very high in view of several  reputed national players  participating in it.

The event being conducted in the lovely city of Shillong has further attracted large participation.  In the said tournament following 10 teams from member Public Sector Undertakings consisting of 57 players are participating .

Name  of the Organization who take part in the Chess tournament are, Bank of Baroda, Bharat Heavy Electricals ltd, Coal India Limited, Central Warehousing Corporatin, Garden  Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Mazagon Duck Shipbuilders Ltd,Reserve Bank of India, Union Bank of India.

The AIPS Chess Tournament attracts participation of leading players of the country have   represented their employer Public Sector company.   Further, the upcoming Chess Players who are associated with the member PSUs by way of employment, scholarship, contract get the much needed experience while playing with National & International players and get a platform to showcase their prowess.

The glittering trophy for the tournament was unveiled at the Inauguration function held on 22nd April, 2023 at State Convention Centre, Shillong by Chief Guest Mr. Ethelbert Kharmalki, IAS Transport Department, Meghalaya in  presence  of Shri Gian Batra, General Secretary of the Board.

The Chairman Organizing Committee  Shri Rishi Kant Bangwal, Airport Director – Shillong, Shri Ramesh Sachdeva, Consultant of All India Public Sector Sports Control Board land Shri K.M. Warjri, President Meghalaya Chess Association.

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