Advisor Farooq Khan congratulates Chess player Arushi Kotwal for PMRBP

Jammu:Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, congratulated
daughter of the soil, ArushiKotwal, who has been conferred with prestigious
PradanMantriRashtriyaBalPuraskar (PMRBP), the highest award for the citizens below
18 years by Prime Minister, NarendraModi, 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 ArushiKotwal 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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