Championing Strategy and Tradition: Narayana Educational Institutions Celebrate International Chess Day 2023
In an exciting three-day chess competition held from July 17-19, 2023, over one hundred Narayana schools from all across India competed. Competitive chess matches were held between students in grades 4 through 9.
The 20th of July annually marks International Chess Day, a worldwide celebration of the historic significance and strategic genius of the game of chess. Chess’s strategic complexity and intellectual difficulties have attracted fans across borders, countries, and generations from the game’s modest origins in ancient India.
Recently, Narayana Educational Institutions enthusiastically commemorated International Chess Day. In an exciting three-day chess competition held from July 17-19, 2023, over one hundred Narayana schools from all across India competed. Competitive chess matches were held between students in grades 4 through 9.
The young chess players showed incredible energy and excitement throughout the whole competition. They took on the challenge of putting their strategic thinking against their opponents with keen wits and racing hearts. Each match was a fantastic spectacle, and the atmosphere was electric as players brought their A-game to the chessboard.
The young chess players demonstrated the ideal balance between academics and extracurricular activities by showing their eagerness to engage in a game that not only entertains but also promotes critical thinking and analytical abilities. Students not only displayed their deep love for the game of chess, but also told stories from their own lives that showed the enormous impact the game had on their development. Grandpa taught me how to play chess, and he was a national champion. An individual from Narayana remarked, “He taught me how our lives are so similar to the game of chess, and how important it is to never underestimate the power of the opponent.”
While addressing the participants, Dr. P. Sindhura, Director of Narayana Educational Institutions, said that co-curricular activities are crucial for a student’s overall growth. She emphasized the benefits of participating in events like chess tournaments, which instill discipline, concentration, and resilience in young minds and also help them develop necessary social skills. “At the Narayana Educational Institutions, we make sure to organize such activities and events for students on a regular basis so that our students excel in co-curricular along with academics”, she added.
The tournament brought in students from different age groups, creating an opportunity for them to develop healthy junior-senior bonding, which will provide them with relevant and friendly guidance as and when required. It not only fueled friendly rivalry but also fostered a sense of sportsmanship, resilience, and self-discipline among all participants.
This tournament provided a platform for students to explore their potential, nurture their passion for chess, and cultivate valuable life skills. By organizing such events periodically, Narayana Educational Institutions reiterates its dedication to promoting intellectual development, encouraging healthy competition, and instilling a lasting passion for sports and games among its students. The event ended on a thrilling note, with winners being rewarded with certificates and medals.