2015 Jugalbandi Chess at Bengaluru




ASTHA continues to create opportunities for Differently Abled and the others to interact with each other, discover each other’s world and to understand each other from new perspectives and common interests and mutual benefits.

On 23rd Aug ASTHA with the support and Help of Three Rotary Clubs of Rotary District 3190 (Rotary Kalyan, Rotary Garden City Bangalore and Rotary RT Nagar) conducted its 2nd Edition of JUGALBANDI CHESS at RV Dental College, JP Nagar, Bangalore.

Out of 105 registered participants 67 participants participated on the day. 36 participants were visually challenged and 31 were sighted. Vipin Jardhan was participant on wheelchair.

After intense tournament of Chess the participants were entertained by Indian Idol Academy and Sharadha Kalakshetra School of Music by foot tapping songs and soulful music.

The Chief Guest Mr. Sridhar Pabbisetty, CEO of Namma Bangalore said it is very unique to see ASTHA having a vision of Differently Abled living a life of Contribution he said the projects of ASTHA has the capacity of bringing in paradigm shift in the way the people with different Abilities perceive themselves and also the way the world perceives them.

Mr. Vijay Suryanarayana President of Rotary Kalyan, Mr. Sunil Nevalgi President of Bangalore Garden City Rotary Club and Mr. Arumugam Thirummurugan, President of RT Nagar Rotary Club along with Chief Guest Sridhar Pabisetty Distributed the Gifts and Prize Trophies. Northern Chess Promotion Club donated Two Special Prizes of Youngest Visually Challenged Players and the Best Female Visually Challenged Player.

To provide better playing conditions and extra-ordinary experience ASTHA collected a detailed feedback from the participants. All the arrangements for the event were taken care by the volunteers of ASTHA and Young Retractors. Discovery of the event was Sandeep a Visually Challenged Player who was so inspired that he requested us to give him an opportunity to sing two lines. He took everyone present there by surprise by his voice and wonderful singing. ASTHA has promised him a memorable Journey in his singing and has started his training in singing. 

The event concluded with vote  of othanks delivered by Chief Enabler and Founder Trustee of ASTHA Sunil Jain


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