Pune gets its 3rd grandmaster – Abhimanyu Puranik!

On the special occasion of National Sports Day, Pune District Chess Association(PDCA) felicitated our youngest Grandmaster Abhimanyu Puranik and World Chess Champion for the disabled International Master Shashikant Kutwal at Rajaram Bhiku Pathare Stadium, Kharadi, Pune in presence of a huge number of Chess Players, Parents, Teachers & Administrators.

Grandmaster Abhimanyu & International Master Shashikant were felicitated at the hands of Shri Mahendraji Pathare (Corporate Pune Municipal Corporation) & Shri Joseph D'souza (Chairman Pune District Chess Association). Shri Jayant Gokhale (Abhimanyu's Coach) & Shri Sameer Puranik (Abhimanyu's father) were also felicitated by PDCA in this function.

Also gracing the occasion were Shri Vinayak Tumma (Administrator Education Section, Pune Municipal Corporation, Shri Bhaiyyasaheb Jadhav (Corporate Pune Municipal Corporation) and other members of Pune District Chess Association.