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FULL NAME: Saina Salonika
GENDER: Female
BORN:
August 5, 2003.
FAMILY: Father (Ganeswar Jena), mother (Babita Jena), sister (Simona).
PERMANENT ADDRESS: Sulan village, Hatadihi block, Keonjhar district, Odisha.
PRESENT ADDRESS: Qrs No VIB-5/2, Unit-III, Bhubaneswar-751001.
TELEPHONE: 9437082266 and 9439082266 (Mobiles), 0674-2507700.
E-MAIL: ganeswar2@yahoo.co.in, ganeswarjena2@gmail.com
EDUCATION: Standard-X student of KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar.
RECEIVED COACHING FROM: S R Patnaik, Arghya Arpan Parida.
HOBBIES: Modeling, anchoring.
ELO: 1596 as on May, 2013.


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

STATE:
*     Won the girls title in the Odisha State Under-13 Chess Championship, held at Ajay Binay Institute of Technology in Cuttack from April 17 to 19, 2015.
*     Won the title in the girls category of the Odisha State Under-11 Chess Championship at Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology in Dhenkanal on June 8, 2014.
*     Finished third in the State Under-9 Girls Chess Championship at Cuttack August 16, 2010.
*     Won the State under-7 girls chess title at Dhenkanal on November 8, 2010.
*     Emerged champion in the girls category of the Odisha State Under-9 Chess Championship at Ratna Mandap in Dhenkanal on Sept 2, 2012.

NATIONAL:

*     Won the bronze medal in the girls’ category of the 34th National U-15 Chess Championship, held at Rajpath Club, Ahmedabad, Gujarat from Oct 1 to 9, 2017.
*     She was part of the KIIT University that lifted the trophy in the 18th National Cities Team Chess Championship, held at Kalarabanka village in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha from August 6 to 9, 2017.
*     Finished runner-up in the girls’ category of the 30th National U-13 Girls Chess Championship, held at Rajpath Club in Ahmedabad from July 22 to 30, 2016.
*     Finished third in the girls category of the 28th National U-11 Chess Championship, held at Puri from July 24 to August 1, 2014.
*   Finished runner-up in the 2nd Bhubaneswar Open All-India FIDE Rating (1899 & below) Chess Tournament at Hotel Empires in Bhubaneswar on March 23, 2014.
*     Finished fifth in the National Under-7 Girl Chess Championship at Ahmedabad on Dec 24, 2009.
*     Won the girls title in the 24th National Under-7 Chess Championship at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on November 30, 2010.
*     Emerged champion in 1200-1400 rating category of the 3rd BCA FIDE Rating (Below 2000) Tournament at Kolkata from on June 15, 2011.
*     Won the title in under-9 girls category of the National Schools Chess Championship, held at New Delhi from October to 27 to 29, 2012.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Won the gold medal in the U-16 girls’ rapid competition of the Asian Youth Chess Championship at Chiangmai in Thailand on April 1, 2018.
*     Won the bronze medal in in under -12 girls category of the World Youth Chess Championship, held at Porto Carros Grand Resort in Halkidiki (Greece) from Oct 24 to Nov 5, 2015.
*     Secured silver medal in under-12 girls category of the Commonwealth Chess Championship, held at Hotel Park Plaza in New Delhi from June 23 to 30, 2015.
*     Achieved a treble by winning three gold medals in girls-12 category of the 16th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship, held at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore from June 8 to 16, 2015. She pocketed one individual gold in blitz event and two team gold in standard and rapid events.
*     Won the under-10 girls` gold medal in the World Youth Chess Championship, held at Al-Alin in United Arab Emirates from Dec 17 to 28, 2013.
*     Bagged a gold medal each in under-9 girls` standard and blitz categories of 8th Asian Schools Chess Championship held at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi from Dec 15 to 19, 2012.
*     Won the gold medal in under-10 girls group of the Commonwealth Chess Championships at Chennai on Dec 1, 2012.
*     Bagged the bronze medal in under-8 girls` category of the World Youth Chess Championship held at Caldas Novas in Brazil from Nov 17 to 27, 2011.
*     Won the best U-8 girl prize in 3rd Odisha GM International Open Chess Tournament held at Bhubaneswar on June 5, 2011.
*     Represented India in the under-8 girls category of the Asian Youth Chess Championship, held at Subic in Philippines from May 15 to 21, 2011. She finished fourth among a total of 20 competitors.
*     Won gold medal in (U-7) Girls Asian School Chess Festival at Colombo, Srilanka in December 12, 2010.
*     Finished 21st in under-8 girls category of the World Youth Chess Championship at Halkidiki in Greece on October 30, 2010.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     She was awarded with the Women Fide Master (WFM) title in September, 2016.
*     She was felicitated with a cash award of Rs 50,000 by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) on the occasion of 23rd Ekalavya Award function in Bhubaneswar on Dec 23, 2015.
*     All India Chess Federation on Dec 12, 2015 felicitated Saina with a memento, shawl and cash award of Rs 30,000 at Russian Center of Science and Culture in Delhi for winning U-12 girls bronze medal in World Youth Chess Championship, held at Halkidiki, Greece from Oct 24 to Nov 6, 2015.
*     Received National Child Award for exceptional achievements from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rastrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Nov 14, 2014.
*     Received the Kumudini Krida Prativa Award and Rs 10,000 in Bhubaneswar on July 14, 2014.
*     On June 18, 2014, Government Odisha sanctioned in her favour a monetary incentive of Rs 1,15,000, which included Rs 15,000 for participation in the 2011 Asian Youth Chess Championship at Subic in Philippines and Rs 1 lakh for winning a bronze medal in the 2011 World Youth Chess Championship at Caldas Novas in Brazil.
*     On June 14, 2014, he received a cheque of Rs 50,000 from Siksha `O` Anusandhan University for winning the under-10 girls` title in the World Youth Championship at Al-Alin in UAE in 2013.
*     Received a cash incentive of Rs 30,000 at the 6th annual felicitation ceremony of All Odisha Chess Association in Bhubaneswar on March 16, 2014.
*     On Dec 31, 2013, KIIT announced to provide her free education KIIT International School.
*     KIIT provided a financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to enable her participate in the World Youth Chess Championship at UAE, where she won the u-10 girls’ title on Dec 28, 2013.
*     Mahanadi Coalfields Limited felicitated her with a cheque of Rs 50,000 at Bhubaneswar on May 12, 2013.
*     Became the youngest FIDE rated girl of Odisha with initial rating of 1342 at the age of six years and 10 months on July 1, 2010.
*     Became the youngest Odia girl to get the Women Candidate Master (WCM) title in the month of March 2012.
*     Felicitated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on May 17, 2012 for becoming the youngest Odia girl to get the Women Candidate Master (WCM) title.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: December 18, 2011
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: April 2, 2018


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