CHESS GAME IMPROVES MENTAL HEALTH SIGNIFICANTLY
~MGM HEALTHCARE organizes a Chess Tournament for Corporates~
Chennai, November 08, 2022: MGM Healthcare, in association with Chennai District Chess Association organized “MGM APJ Abdul Kalam Trophy”, a Chess Tournament for the Corporates in the city on Saturday. A total of 110 corporates and 400 participants including some top companies like Infosys, TVS, Godrej, Ashok Leyland, United India Insurance, and Indian Bank to name a few had participated. Tata Consultancy and Karur Vysya Bank employees emerged as winners in the Chess Tournament.
On speaking about conducting the Tournament for the first time, the Director, Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, MGM Healthcare, said, “The purpose of conducting the chess tournament is to popularise the Indian origin sport “chess” and its role in improving mental health – Playing Chess significantly improves brain function, strategic thinking, and cognitive development. MGM is an active advocate when it comes to improving mental health.”
As the Chess matches were played by FIDE rules – Swiss Rapid System, Saravana Krishnan P, Karur Vysya Bank and Harshavardhani Rajasekran, Tata Consultancy Services won the first place in the men and women category respectively. Top five categories prize winners (a total of 20 trophies; men – 15 and women – 5) were given away MGM APJ Abdul Kalam Trophies.
The Special guest of the event was APJ MJ Sheik Dawood, CO- Founder of APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation. Grand Masters RB Ramesh, Aarthie Ramaswamy and R Praggnanandhaa were the Chief Guests who graced the occasion. Rajiv Mishra – Vice President of Marketing, Harish Manian – CEO, and Rajarajan – COO of MGM Healthcare along with Mr.K.Ganesan, Chennai District Chess Association facilitated the winners at the event.
The Chief Guest, RB Ramesh while speaking at the prize distribution, said, “It is good to see a corporate hospital like MGM with superlative amenities take up such an event – Corporate Chess tournament and applauded the various corporates and chess aficionado who had come in large numbers and actively participated in the event with great enthusiasm”.
“Rajiv Mishra, Vice President of Marketing & Sales said, “The Tournament along with Chennai District Chess Association would be a yearly event which was well received by the Grand Masters’ and other participants; in later days to come the event will extend its boundaries and will create a large impact”.