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R.B.K International School, Thane hosts “Shatranj Champion” Chess – A competition between minds

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Mumbai, 28 December, 2022: RBK International School, a premium educational institution launched “Shatranj Champion”, Chess tournament this year for learners of age groups under 12 and under 14. Around two-hundred learners from 22 schools across Mumbai and Thane participated in the event and displayed their mastery in chess.

RBK International School is constantly working towards expanding learners’ horizons into the sports arena and organizing the various events to develop their talents. Chess as a mind game is a problem-solving exercise. Chess is an excellent activity to develop cognitive skills and logical reasoning. It is an intense sport, and it is not surprising that chess exercises both sides of the brain. Chess helps learners realize the consequence of their actions. In order to develop strategic thinking and creativity among their learners the RBK International successfully organized the Chess championship event recently, which saw the presence of two hundred learners zealously participating in the mind game and winning gold, silver and bronze from the competition.

Ms. Vani Reddy, Principal, RBK International School, CAIE Board said, “Chess requires learners to use cognitive functions such as decoding, analysis, thinking, and comprehension which are skills that are all required for excelling in academics. Chess is not always about winning. Sometimes it’s simply about learning and so is life. In our vision to encourage learners on a journey of infinite learning, we included chess as mandatory co-curricular activity”.

While, addressing learners and parents, Mr. Dayanand Khilche emphasized the importance of participation in chess tournaments suggesting to learners that participation gives them a chance to assess their capabilities.

Under age 12 category the learners who won the chess competition were Rayan Merchant from CNM School, Vile Parle and Manasvi Kabra from RBK Kanakia International School won Gold medal, Anant Jain from Tapovan Vidyalaya and Driti Rathod from St Francis High School won Silver medal, Kavish Jain from Tapovan Vidyalay and Khushi Bari from St Francis High School won Bronze medal in the competition.

Under age 14 category the learners who won the chess competition were Karnav Rastogi from R N Podar International School and Bhavika Agarwal from Bhartiya Vidyalaya won Gold medal, Kapish Ostwal from RBK Global School and Manasvi Kabra from RBK Kanakia International School won Silver medal and Pritesh Agarwal from Rashmi International School and Swara Shirke from St Aloysius English High School won Bronze medal in a competition. RBK International School’s Cambridge advanced learners volunteered the entire event resulting in smooth execution of the event.

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