Port Blair, Jan. 28: The GEF Open Chess Tournament was inaugurated by Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Patron of Government Employees Federation on 25th Jan. 2013 at 2.30 pm by lightning the traditional lamp. The inaugural function was held at Hotel  TSG  Emerald,  Phoenix Bay in the presence of Shri G. Bhasker, President, ANCA, Shri P. Kannan, President, Government Employees Federation, Shri K. Ganeshan, Advisor of GEF, office bearers of GEF and all Affiliated Associations Member.

A large number of participants are participating in the tournament. Addressing the gathering Shri S. K. Majumdar, General Secretary, Government Employees Federation said that it is our first ‘Open Chess Championship Rolling Trophy’ and we shall continue this tournament every year for motivating the young generation.

Shri G.Bhasker, Vice President All India Chess Federation in his address said that GEF has introduced the tournament for the first time in the Chess history of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and expressed his good wishes to the participants.

The Chief Guest Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma congratulated the Office bearer of Government Employees Federation for conducting the tournament and encouraged the participants to take part enthusiastically. He also requested the Federation to organize more such Competitions and serial activities for the benefit of general public.