The Director’s Voice

“In the last few decades, chess has become very popular in India. It is mainly because of Viswanathan Anand’s excellent performances in the International Chess arena. India has now been consistently performing well at World level in all categories and age-groups.

Chess, however, has become extremely competitive. Even if there is inborn talent in a player, but still, he needs to train constantly to develop qualities and skills to take correct decisions over the board. So intensive and scientific training from an early age has become a necessity in order to survive and excel in today’s fierce cut-throat competition. I also believe that in today’s context, it is imperative to develop a good chess culture among the young generation and to spread this game to the masses.

Keeping these in mind, I started this academy entirely on my own resources and initiative in September, 2005. We have an efficient and dedicated panel of coaches who work untiringly under my guidance to impart scientific and thematic coaching to the students according to their age-groups and standard. I strongly believe that West Bengal has immense potential in chess talent. And it is my cherished dream that with well organised and strategised efforts to identify and groom these talents, we will be able to give the nation many world class chess champions.”