International open chess tournament Rotolawyers Cup-2016 flagged off at Belthangady

Belthangady: Prestigious ‘Rotolawyers Cup-2016,’ an international fide rated open chess tournament was flagged off on Saturday at Belthangady. The event was inaugurated by Hemavathi V Heggade of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala and was presided over by the MLA of Belthangady Assembly constituency K Vasantha Bangera.

Hemavathi V Heggade in her inaugural speech underlined the virtue and uniqueness of the game of chess by observing that it is the only discipline amongst the catena of games and sporting events which nurtures the intelligence of a human mind from very young age. K Vasantha Bangera in his presidential speech promised to provide all support to the tournament from the state government. The chief guests of the functions lauded the organisers of the tournament for having successfully been organising the same for the past three years with special emphasis on the impeccable tournament environs catered by the organisers.

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