Chennai, also known as the
Chess Capital of India, is soon going to host the 44th edition of Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) Chess Olympiad. Ahead of the event, the Napier Bridge in the capital city has been painted like a chess board, and the site has left netizens in awe! The painting on the bridge looks no less than a work of art.
A video of the black-white painted bridge has been shared on social media, and has gone viral in time. The video of the iconic bridge was shared by Supriya Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary Environment Climate Change & Forests, Govt of Tamil Nadu.
She took to Twitter and shared the video, tweeting that, “Chennai the Chess Capital of India is all set to host the grand, Chess Olympiad 2022. The iconic Napier Bridge is decked up like a Chess Board.”
Chennai the Chess Capital of India is all set to host the grand, Chess Olympiad 2022.The iconic Napier Bridge is decked up like a Chess Board.Check it out 😊 #ChessOlympiad2022 #ChessOlympiad #Chennai pic.twitter.com/wEsUfGHMlU— Supriya Sahu IAS (@supriyasahuias) July 16, 2022
Indian superstar Rajnikanth also took to Twitter and shared the teaser for the Chess Olympiad. The music for the same is composed by the Oscar-winning musician A R Rahman.
#ChessChennai2022 pic.twitter.com/tiZeCN0a5v— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) July 15, 2022
Soon after, the bridge video went viral and
wowed the netizens. However, some people also called the design dangerous for riders as it creates visual illusion.
This year, the very famous and the world’s biggest chess event, FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022, is being hosted by India in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. For those who don’t know, it’s a very prestigious and important event, where more than 2000 Chess players will participate in the Olympiad. Also, it is for the first time in 100 years that India is hosting the Chess Olympiad.
Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is giving its 100% to make the event a success. The teaser and the chess board painting on the bridge here are an effort to attract people from all over.
- Which city is also known as the ‘Chess Capital of India’?
Chennai is also known as Chess Capital of India.
- Where is the 44th edition of FIDE Chess Olympiad is being held this year?
India is hosting the 44th edition of FIDE Chess Olympiad.
- Where is Napier Bridge located?
Napier Bridge is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.