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Gujarat organizes ‘Swarnim Chess Mahotsav’ along with World Chess
Champion & NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan Anand
Ahmedabad, December 17, 2010: Swarnim Chess Mahotsav 2010
Gujarat, is set to create a new world record with 20,000 players playing
simultaneous chess at Gujarat University Grounds in Ahmedabad, on December 24th
2010. The record breaking event will be held in the presence of Mr. Narendra
Modi, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, World Chess Champion and NIIT
MindChampion Viswanathan Anand and Mr. Rajendra S Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Limited.
The current record is of 13,446 players at Mexico City, in 2006.
A unique initiative by the Government of Gujarat, Gujarat State Chess
Association and NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and
Asia’s largest IT trainer, Swarnim Chess Mahotsav 2010, Gujarat, was announced
earlier this year to popularize the game of chess in the State. NIIT
MindChampions' Academy set up Chess Clubs in 1,575 computerized schools of
Gujarat to facilitate maximum participation in the mega chess event.