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The 44th FIFA Chess Olympiad (FIDE) drew to a close here on Tuesday amid extravagant cultural events, with the Indian team taking home a bronze medal in the open division.

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, who presided over the closing ceremony, said that the state government is implementing several schemes under the “Dravedan Model”, to make the state a leader in sports.

He said the players and officials will not only take with them the memories but also the traditions, culture and taste of Tamil food. He added that to make Tamil Nadu a leader in sports, the state government under the ‘Dravedan Model’ has developed and implemented several schemes.

Among the attendees were the Secretary General of Irai Anpu, President of the All India Chess Federation, Sanjay Kapoor and Viswanathan Anand.

Tamil Nadu’s Sports Development Minister, Siva in Myanathan, praised Prime Minister MK Stalin for his “vision, mission and passion” that led to the Olympics’ phenomenal success. “We made history,” the minister said, and thanked the center for its unwavering support and cooperation for the great success of the event, which will be a glorious chapter in the country’s history.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich said they were very welcome in Chennai and expressed his happiness and thanks for the hospitality. He praised India as the home of chess. Expressing the deep gratitude of the chess body of India – the Federation and the state governments – to Stalin and all the people including motorists, he said: “We came to Chennai as a united family, and today we are more united and stronger.”

The closing ceremony of FIDE’s 44th Chess Olympiad turned out to be a social evening where events that showcased Tamil Nadu’s rich cultural heritage like Jallikattu were presented and great music programs were held.

An amazing dance drama event, “Tamizh Mann” captured the sacrifices of freedom fighters from Tamil Nadu. Famous actor Kamal Hassan provided the voiceover for the event, which came within the framework of the 75th anniversary of the Independence Celebration.

The players, Manuel Arun, India’s first international master of chess, hails from Tamil Nadu and officials were among those honored.

India’s B team took bronze in the open section, while India’s women’s A team finished third in the Chess Olympiad. India B beat Germany 3-1 in their last match of the round to finish third in the Open event.

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