GCA felicitates WGM Bhakti
Bhakti Kulkarni, Goa’s first WGM was felicitated by the Managing Committee of the Goa Chess Association in appreciation of her achieving the said feat. Mr Purushottam Mantri, Company Secretary of Goa Carbon Ltd was the chief guest and Mr K V Mahant, Director of Vishvek Bio-Proteins Private Limited was guest of honour.
Goa Chess Association gave away cash purse of Rs 25,000 to Bhakti for becoming the first WGM from Goa and also awarded her a shield to mark the occasion. She was also awarded Rs 25,000 by Vishvek Bio-Proteins.
The felicitation was attended by Bhakti’s coach and Dronachayra awardee Mr R N Gokhale.
Mr Ashesh Keni, president of Goa Chess Association, appreciated the efforts of Bhakti and her achievements and also lauded the role of Dempo Group of Companies which ensured Bhakti’s success.
Mr Shrinivas Dempo, Dempo Group Chairman, was praised for his full-fledged backing. [NT]