5:47 PM, 04 Mar, 2019
Pune: iWGA presents this year’s Awardee in Sports category, Dhyani Dave. Dhyani Dave is the First Woman International Master of Gujarat. From the age of 6, she started playing chess and has never looked back since then. By the time she turned 7, she was already a state champion and at the age of 9 her first International Medal rolled in. She has participated in a total of 40 International Tournaments, 32 National Championships, 56 State Championships. She has been felicitated by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on many occasions.
Dhyani has won 4 international medals in Asian Championship and Commonwealth Championship. She also holds a Limca book record for playing against 150 opponents simultaneously. She has won 30 State Championships. She was also awarded 100 women achiever of India award. Her name could also be found in the autobiography of Shri LK Advani. She was also invited by the Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for a game of chess. Currently, she runs Dhyan Chess academy where she teaches kids chess.
We, at iWGA, appreciate her efforts and marvel at her successful career. We wish her great health and loads of success for further endeavors.