Charities and Chess

What does Chess and Charity have to do with each other? Nethrodaya Chennai hosted one of the biggest Chess tournaments of the year for visually impaired. On 31 August 2019, more than 200 visually impaired students came together and competed in Tamilnadu Chess tournament. The chess board and coins were specifically modified for individuals who are visually impaired.

K.Pandiarajan, the Minister for Tamil language, Tamil Culture and Archeology of Tamilnadu attended the event and gave trophies and prizes worth Rs 50,000 and certificate of participation to  the Winners and Participants alike. N Aananda Venkatesh, Honourable Justice of Madras High Court  also graced the event. The students of Nethrodaya were thrilled to have India’s first Women Grandmaster, Tmt. Vijayalakshmi attend the event and motivate everyone with her empowering speech.

Asha Foundation is proud to support charities like Nethrodaya.

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