16 Oct 2021, 13:24

Foreign Ministry holds Sheikh Russel memorial rapid chess tournament

   DHAKA, Oct 16, 2021 (BSS) - The foreign ministry in collaboration with
Bangladesh Chess Federation today organised a day-long chess tournament as
part of its greater observance of the upcoming Sheikh Russel Dibash at the
Foreign Service Academy.

   Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the event titled "Sheikh
Russel Memorial Rapid Chess Tournament".

   Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen was present as the guest of honour while
General Secretary of Bangladesh Chess Federation Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim,
Grand Master Niaz Murshed and Grand Master Ziaur Rahman were present as
special guests.

   Appreciating the ministry to take the initiative, the foreign minister
shared his own experiences with the game while encouraging the young officers
to take interest in Chess citing its staggering similarities with Foreign
Office's actual works.

   Foreign secretary also emphasized the importance of Chess for diplomats
while Chess Federation general secretary assured of continuous support to any
such future initiative of the ministry.

   The inaugural session of the tournament was followed by a friendly match
between Foreign Minister Momen and Grand Master Niaz Murshed.



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