Bengal Chess Association & Acropolis Mall collaborated to present the Interschool Chess Competition
News Desk, News Nation 360: Chess is a sport renowned for its cerebral challenges involving skill, strategy and foresight. It holds immense value In today’s scenario where the virtual world rules the roost. Recognizing its immense potential to enhance cognitive abilities, critical thinking and concentration in children, the Bengal Chess Association has teamed up with Acropolis Mall to organise an inter-school chess competition at Acropolis Mall. The contest witnessed the participation of over 80 students from various distinguished schools like Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, St. Xaviers School, Calcutta Boys’ School, Don Bosco, Modern High, DPS Howrah, Calcutta International School, Adamus International, Don Bosco Lilua, Garden High, Pratt Memorial and several others. An engrossing 6 round Fide Swiss League tournament unfolded, offering an opportunity for students to showcase their strategic prowess. The event operated on a first come first served basis, exclusively for school students. Samrat Sutar from Tirthapati Institution with 5.5 points out of 6 rounds, Samanaway Pal from Ariadaha Kalachand High School with 5 points and Rihansh Pandey from Calcutta International School with 5 points won the top three prizes respectively in the individual category. The coveted best school prizes were bestowed upon Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, St. Xavier's Collegiate School and Calcutta Boys’ School. Additionally, a total of 37 trophies were presented to deserving winners. At a formal function at Acropolis Mall, esteemed personalities like Smt Nisha Mohota, the first Woman GrandMaster from West Bengal, Shri Atanu Lahiri, International Master, and CEO, of Bengal Chess Association and Shri K Vijayan, GM. Acropolis Mall presented trophies to winners. The presence of Shri Santanu Lahiri, President, of the Bengal Chess Association, Shri Antarip Roy Secretary, the Bengal Chess Association, and Shri Amar Roy, working president, of the Bengal Chess Association added grace to the occasion. Atanu Lahiri, CEO of, Bengal Chess Association stated that Bengal Chess Association is thankful to the management of Acropolis Mall for helping them to conduct this grand event. This is the first time that they are having such an event in a shopping mall. Basically, this event helped them to spread the message of the joy of playing chess for all age groups and It proved that not only the children benefited from this tournament but all the people who visited the mall in the evening experienced the joy of engaging their children in such a powerful sport According to K Vijayan, GM, Acropolis Mall, Chess is a mind sport that enriches their cognitive thinking and enhances their focus and empowers concentration. They partnered with the Bengal Chess Association to kindle a passion for chess among children promoting their mental acumen. In an era where virtual engagement is prevalent, witnessing children engrossed in chess brings them immense satisfaction. They express gratitude to the Bengal Chess Association for this collaboration and their support for such an initiative will endure.
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Report : Anustup Kundu