President of Uzbekistan presents a 3 room apartment to a young chess player

On 18 October, a three room apartment in Sergeli district of Tashkent was presented to the 12-year-old chess player Javokhir Sindarov. On behalf of Uzbekistan President, the presidential advisor on youth, science, education, health and sports Abdujabar Abduvakhitov and acting hokim (mayor) of Tashkent Jahongir Ortikhodjayev presented the apartment’s keys to the chess player.
The ceremony was held near the house in which Sindarov was given the apartment.

According to the Uzbekistan Chess Federation press service, the present was given for becoming a grandmaster at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 8 days, which is second in the world. After being awarded this title by the International Chess Federation, Javokhir will become the youngest grandmaster in the world at present.
This is not the first time that the Uzbek authorities give apartments to sportsmen. For example, in June 2018, when visiting the Deaf-Learning Centre at the Deaf Society of Uzbekistan, Mirziyoyev presented the keys to apartments in the capital to distinguished members of society including World Chess Champion Sirojiddin Zainiddinov and prize-winner of the Asian Taekwondo Championship Davron Khidirov.
Earlier, in February of this year, Mirziyoyev proposed to include chess lessons in the school curriculum. In June, the tuition fees for studying chess at the Republican Specialized Children's and Youth Sports School, CYSS were scrapped.
The 6th President of the International Chess Federation, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said that, as the President of the Republic of Kalmykia, he had decreed the introduction of chess into the school curriculum. Later, everyone noticed that children who were studying chess learn better, become more disciplined and surpass their peers in many respects.
Recall that chess player Zhavohir Sindarov became grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months and 8 days. This happened at the First Saturday GM international tournament held in Budapest, according to the National Olympic Committee press service.