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Meenal Gupta of J&K brought Laurels to J&K State as well India by
winning Individual Gold Medal in the just concluded Coomonwealth chess
championship held at Five Star Citrus Hotel ,Waskaduwa ,Srilanka . She
won the Gold Medal in Under-14 Girls category.More than 500 players
and officials from 11 commonwealth countries participated in 8
Different categories. It was a very tough competition as winner was
not sure till the last round.Meenal gupta remained undefeated in the 9
round event . Secretary J&K state Sports council and other members of
sports council has congratulated Meenal for this historic achievement
for J&K State. Atul Kumar gupta President "All J&K Chess Association"
, Ashiq Ahmad Kolu General Secretary and all the office bearers of the
Association have congratulated Meenal Gupta for this historic
achievement for J&K State. Meenal Gupta was trained by Mr.Vivek Bharti
for this big event. Meenal gupta said that it was due to very
high-tech Training by her coach and very hard work for last four years
she could win this medal. She also appreciated DC KVS Jammu Region A V
L J Rao for encouraging and Principal K.V.Sunjuwan Manish Tuli  for
extending whole hearted support throghout. Earlier also she had won
silver medal in National Schools championship at New delhi two years
ago.She is the highest Fide rated women player of J&K.