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JANUARY 2016

I ,HAVE OMITTED TO MENTION  ,THE POTENTIAL PECUNIARY SPIN OFF’S FROM CHESS .A FEW DECADES AGO.IT WAS INCONCEIVABLE TO THINK THAT CHESS COULD PROVIDE ONE WITH ONE’S LIVELIHOOD ,BUT AFTER BOBBY FISCHER’S ERA ,WHERE MONEY STARTED TO FLOW INAS A TRICKLE AND  AFTER V.ANAND’S ERA AS A WORLD CHAMPION THE TRICKLE BECAME A FLOOD AS MONEY STARTED FLOWING IN ,FROM THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATIONS,THAT TODAY A CHESS PLAYER CAN COMFORTABLY LIVE OF HIS EARNINGS.
CHESS HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A CATEGORY “A” SPORTS AND GETS MAXIMUM FACILITIES FROM THE GOVERNMENT. THERE IS CHESS QUOTA JOBS RESERVATION BOTH IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT & GOA GOVERNMENT, WHEREIN  CHESS PLAYERS CAN BE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED.
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP ALSO PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHESS SPORTS  IN GOA AND WITH GREAT PRIDE , I WOULD LIKE TO BRING TO THE READER”S KIND ATTENTION THAT ,GOA CHESS HAS BEEN LUCKY TO HAVE CORPORATE SPONSORS LIKE “GENO PHARMACEUTICALS “AND “DEMPO GROUP OF COMPANIES” WHO INVEST LAKHS OF RUPEES IN CHESS IN GOA !!!.
THERE ARE AT LEAST A DOZEN PLUS CHILDREN IN GOA, WHO ARE THE BENEFICARIES OF THIS CORPORATE LARGESE.
WE AT BRAIN POWER CHESS & CULTURAL ACADEMY ARE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE MAINTAINED CORDIAL AND GOOD TIES WITH CORPORATE HOUSES ,SO THAT OUR STUDENTS ,IF THEY PERFORM WELL ,AND MERITOROUSLY CAN BE RECOMMENDED  AND AVAIL THIS FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP FROM CORPORATE HOUSES.MANY OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE AVAILED OF THESE CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS!!!
RECENTLY PEPSI  CO.HAS SPONSORED SOFT DRINKS FOR OUR CHESS SIMULTANEOUS EXHIBITION MATCH !!!
APART FROM THE PECUNIARY BENEFITS, I WOULD LIKE TO STRESS ON THE ACADEMIC BENEFITS IN SCHOOL.
THE GOVERNMENT OF GOA &CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN 10 MARKS AT PRE-BOARD LEVELEXAMS AND 40 MARKS AT BOARD LEVEL TO CHESS PLAYERS!!!
WE HAVE MAINTAINED EXCELLENT RELATIONS WITH GOA EDUCATION BOARDS & CENTRAL     EDUCATION BOARDS   AND HELP OUR STUDENTS TO GET THE MARKS THAT THEY RICHLY DESERVE!!!
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN SCHEME
IS A NOVEL SCHEME THAT WE INTRODUCED FOR HSS SECTION AND COLLEGE SECTION STUDENTS,
WE PROVIDE A MONTHLY STIPEND OF RS 3,000/- TO EACH COLLEGE STUDENT, THEY ARE GIVEN A WEEK LONG INTENSIVE TRAINING IN CHESS COACHING BY INTERNATIONAL CHESS COACH R.BHAT  AND ARE ASKED TO TEACH BEGINERS ,IN THE EVENINGS FOR 2/3 HOURS FOR FIVE DAYS A WEEK.THOSE INTERESTED ARE ASKED TO MEET THE SPORTS DIRECTOR.ADVOCATEKANTAK.P.M.CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE APTITUDE FOR TEACHING AND BE COMMUNICATIVE WITH CHILDREN.
LASTLY, I HAVE TO SIGN OFF ON A NOTE OF SORROW. THE PASSING AWAY ON 2ND JANUARY2016, OF SHRI ANIL BAB SALGAOCAR ,EX M.L.A ,STATE OF GOA AND FATHER OF SHRI SAMEER SALGAOCAR ,EX PRESIDENT OF GOA CHESS ASSOCIATION ,SHRI ANIL BAB SALGAOCAR ,WAS EARLIEST BENEFACTOR OF CHESS IN GOA AND SPONSORED MANY CHESS TOURNAMENTS WHEN CHESS WAS STRUGLING TO FIND SPONSORS, AND WAS IN IT’S INFANCY IN GOA .
AS A MARK OF RESPECT TO THE DEPARTED SOUL, THE CHESS ACADEMY SHALL REMAIN CLOSED ON 2ND,3RD AND 4TH OF JANUARY 2016.