We are pleased to announce that Bit Mascot (Pvt.) Ltd. will sponsor Bangladeshi chess player Warsia Khusbu to participate in the U7 (Girls) category of the 15th Asian School Chess Championship, Uzbekistan. She’s currently the National Youth U8 champion and one of the rising young chess stars of our country.
Warsia competed in several Asian chess tournaments before and achieved Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals from India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Last year, she won the Gold medal in Uzbekistan without losing a single match. Hopefully this year she’ll bring another international recognition for Bangladesh.
Warsia’s participation in this prestigious tournament had become uncertain due to financial difficulties. Her parents were desperately looking for assistance from sports organizers and patrons, but to no avail. After taking her to six international tournaments on their own, her family could no longer bear the financial cost of supporting her passion.
When we came to know that Warsia is seeking a sponsor to help her participate in the upcoming tournament, we didn’t hesitate to take this honourable chance of supporting this young talent who will represent our country on an international stage. A press conference was arranged on 12 June at the Bit Mascot conference hall to announce the sponsorship.
“Bangladesh has the potential to do a lot better in international chess”, believes Abu Bakar Siddique, the General Manager of Bit Mascot. “Our success in international chess precedes football or cricket. But for the lack of financial and institutional support, our chess players are not getting the opportunities they deserve”, he said.
At the end of the conference, Warsia was handed over a check of TK 160K by the Finance Manager of Bit Mascot Ashim Kumar Ghosh, General Manager Abu Bakar Siddique, and Grandmaster Enamul Hossain Rajib. This will cover the cost of her air tickets and tournament registration fee.
The Asian School Chess Championship of this year will be held from June 19 to 29 at Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. We wish Warsia Khushbu every success not just in this competition but in every stage of her life.