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Chess News : Is AICF adhering to Sports Code as federation unveils ‘vision document’?

The All India Chess Federation, after all the legal hurdles, seems like that it’s coming back to its regular functioning where the federation is forming different structures to provide the best of the best facilities to Indian chess players and also to unearth talents from grassroots and school-level. All this happened after the elections took place wherein the Bharat Singh Chauhan faction came out victorious and Sanjay Kapoor was elected as perhaps the youngest president of AICF. This is to be recalled that the AICF was divided into two factions, one led by Bharat Singh Chauhan and the other by P.R. Venketrama Raja. Political differences between these two groups put everything within the AICF to a halt, including releasing of funds, domestic competitions amongst other things. Now in order to take the game of chess to greater heights, president Sanjay Kapoor said that the federation will be organising Indian Chess League, a schools programme along with some other things that are in the AICF pipeline. The ‘vision document’ of the AICF was released following the Annual General Body Meeting attended by 33 state units. The AICF also has plans to give a push to the schools programme, which secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan said would be focussed on government schools and will involve up to 700 teachers, who will be trained by experts to teach children the game.

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  • Released : 16-Feb-2021

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