Pune Aiming to give a fillip to the game of chess and motivate and train young talents in the game, The Global Mind Sports Foundation, is panning various tournaments, coaching camps and several activities round the year across the state soon.
The primary aim is to improve the quality and discipline of the game in Maharashtra, particularly in Pune region, and to give players their due exposure to active and sportive competition.
Aiming at promoting the budding chess prodigies by implementing various schemes and promotional tournaments, the Foundation is planning to organise a major tournament in Pune in June before the schools open.
“Currently, every Sunday a Rapid Chess championship is being organised and the response is overwhelming. The main objective to form a foundation is to develop a sound and healthy sports culture and to nurture the young talent,” said Jayant Gokhale, a former member of the Indian chess team and the hon. secretary of the Foundation.
The foundation also will also provide financial aid to deserving players. The founder of Global Minds Sports Foundation is Dajikaka Gadgil and Vijay Bhave is president.
The chief mentor for the foundation, Raghunandan Gokhale is a recipient of Dronacharya Award, chairman of Maharashtra chess Association and member of Selection Committee of All India Chess Federation.