Karnataka State Chess Association with K Saiprakash at his helm bustled with activities in the early 1980's with special emphasis on encouraging on women's chess. In 1974 Saiprakash organized India's first ever national women's chess championship which was won by Vasanti Khadilkar. In 1978 Bangalore got the KSCA to organized the FIDE women's zonal with Jayashree Khadilkar won to become the India's 1st WIM. In 1982 he turned his attention to organize the inaugural national sub-junior girl's chess championship in the name of the Chikkamagalur district chess association.
How difficult it was to attract the girls in this chess tournament. Could be guessed from the fact that at the first national sub juinor girls chess championship in chikkamagalur, there were totally only 8 entries, and none of them from Karnataka ! Here too despite the participation of 2 girls who went on to become WIM in later years, it was Gargee Chandrasekhar Mohapatra from Orissa who took the title with 5/5.