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Shri Narendra Modi speaks at Swami Vivekananda Woman Chess Meet at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. 

Over 4000 chess players, including specially abled players participate in this record breaking Chess extravaganza. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and Shri LK Advani ji present on the occasion. 

Those giving advertisements to change the Disha and Dasha of Gujarat should come to the venue! 

Chess players seldom lose their balance. The game gives the individual the strength to win and enables one to compete with the self: Shri Modi 

Government making a determined effort to make Chess a part of our lives: Shri Modi 

Many asked me why I am holding such programmes for those who cannot vote but for me, this is about development of Gujarat: Shri Modi 

We assure the youth they will inherit a Gujarat of which they will be extremely proud: Shri Modi 

Specially thank Advani ji, who attended despite a Parliament session in progress: Shri Modi

 

As a part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, the Swami Vivekananda Women Chess Tournament was held on the evening of Monday, 27th August 2012. Over 4000 women chess participants including specially abled players participated in the chess extravaganza.

On the occasion, Shri Modi made a zestful speech, which was received with repeated rounds of applause from the young population. He welcomed players who have assembled from all parts of Gujarat and said that earlier Chess was seen as a game for men but Gujarat has successfully broken that cliché. He stated that the 21st century is a century of knowledge and chess can be a great way to enhance knowledge skills.

Shri Modi stated that those who play chess seldom lose their balance and this is something that is very admirable. Chess also gives the individual the strength to win, Shri Modi added. He called it a beauty of chess that it enables the individual to compete with the self.

In his speech, Shri Modi affirmed that the Government is working towards making chess a part of our lives. He shared that the province from which Garry Kasparov hails has a significant Buddhist influence where Chess has been promoted in a big way due to which a major difference has been made in the surroundings.

The Chief Minister said that few people had asked him- with elections looming large why was he organizing such programmes for those who cant even vote. But, Shri Modi affirmed that it is Gujarat over and above everything else that is important.

Speaking on the continuous news of corruption on TV, Shri Modi stated that those who were giving advertisements of changing Gujarat’s Disha (Direction) and Dasha  (Condition) should consider seeing this Women Chess Meet! He assured the youth that when they come of age, they will inherit a Gujarat of which they will be very proud.

He profusely thanked Mr. Viswanathan Anand for attending and specially thanked Shri Advani ji, who attended the programme despite an important Parliament session going on.

He congratulated the youth for breaking their own record and wished them very best. Cabinet Minister Shri Fakirbhai Vaghela was present on the occasion.

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