News and Pics by Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai
Mumbai, Jun 19: World chess champion Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand visited the Ryan International Schools in Mumbai on Friday June 18 for an interactive session organized by the management team of the Ryan group.
Such opportunities provided at Ryan schools motivate the students to be inspired by leaders in their respective field such as Vishwanathan Anand who is a world leader in the game of chess. The managing director of the Ryan International and Ryan Global Schools, Grace Pinto felicitated Vishwanathan Anand for recently being crowned as the World Chess Champion 2010.
Vishwanathan (Vishy) Anand arrived in the school to a warm reception, which involved students, teachers and parents. Anand interacted at length with the students who asked multitude of questions such as “which was the most challenging game”, “when and why did you start playing chess” and “Is the “rook” stronger than a “bishop” or a “knight” among others which Anand answered very patiently. Anand was amazed when a grade fifth student asked him whether a bad start to the morning affects his game.
Anand also played chess with students from different schools of Mumbai who gave a real tough competition to Anand while playing. Vishy admitted that the students played real good chess and real good opponents.
Anand was full of praises for the young media journalist team comprising school students, who presented Anand with an Audio Visual film on his life. Anand and his wife Aruna were so pleased seeing the AV that they were reminiscent of memories of his success story.
His comments on the school were “An enjoyable experience. A warm welcome in an excellent school by talented students and great teachers. I wish all the best to Grace and her schools.”