KIIT, KISS to be first in nation to introduce Chess at school curriculum

BHUBANESWAR: KIIT and KISS would be the first-ever academic establishment within the nation to introduce Chess within the college curriculum. The All India Chess Federation (AICF) in affiliation with the All Odisha Chess Affiliation (AOCA) has determined to introduce this within the college curriculum.

In response to the coverage of the Worldwide Chess Federations’ (FIDE), Chess must be included at school stage examine curriculum. It’s carried out in several international locations the world over. AICF and AOCA have chosen Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) as the primary college for introducing Chess in its educational curriculum.

AICF secretary Bhagat Singh Chouhan, AICF president Sanjay Kapoor, Ranjan Mohanty, president of AOCA, and Debabrata Bhatta, secretary of AOCA, introduced this right here on Saturday that the KISS would be the maiden enterprise in together with Chess in its examine curriculum.
“This programme will likely be managed by the Worldwide Chess Federation, whereas KIIT and KISS will present the required infrastructure. FIDE and AICF will prolong all types of cooperation,” mentioned official sources.

KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samanta mentioned this initiative will allow many Chess gamers of KISS together with gamers from Odisha to get worldwide publicity. “College students will get immense assist from this programme. We are going to see many tribal college students will develop into Chess gamers sooner or later. Apart from, this recreation will assist college students of their psychological development,” he added.

Sources mentioned the KISS had mentioned with AICF final yr relating to the introduction of this recreation within the educational curriculum based mostly on the power of its infrastructure, coaches and amenities. AICF had communicated with Samanta on this matter.

“As a number one promoter of the sport, Samanta gave a inexperienced sign to AICF for beginning this programme. Subsequently, all preparations have been made to incorporate Chess within the examine curriculum of KISS from the 2021-22 educational session,” mentioned a launch issued by the KIIT and KISS.

KIIT and KISS have been selling this recreation over the last one decade ensuing within the emergence of many nationwide and worldwide Chess gamers from these establishments. These two establishments are additionally holding totally different native, nationwide and worldwide stage Chess championships for the promotion of Chess gamers together with the sport.

Amongst others, Gaganendu Sprint, director of sports activities, KIIT-DU, and plenty of senior functionaries of AICF and AOCA had been current on the event.

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