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Hippocampus Programs for this Week – April 11

Hippocampus programs for children (3 – 11 year olds) are inviting, encouraging and creates interest in the child to participate, Programs are so well designed that the children do not face repetition in content and also provides an interactive platform of fun and learning. Here are the latest programs of the week.

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Do we have it in us to Motivate this Future Chess Champion from our Slum?

It is an unlikely setting in which to find a chess champion. An asbestos-sheeted single-room house in a slum at Erukkancheri with the family struggling to make ends meet. However, the tough conditions have made M. Mahalakshmi, who is the world under-12 girls’ chess bronze medalist, more determined to win the forthcoming world under-14 girls’ chess championship.

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Let us Give Other Sports Persons a Chance

India is home to many sports and surprisingly the national sport of India is Hockey. Just as we have a country capital, New Delhi and a commercial, business, entertainment capital in Mumbai, we have a national sport hockey and a popular sport Cricket. No, this post is not against Cricket or Cricket fans but a reminder about the other sports and sports persons struggling to get their recognition after consistent hard work and least support.  We decided to write this post when we came across a sportsperson lamenting about lack of sponsorship to buy shoes to participate in national level championship. Yes, the person lacks funds to have his basic necessities addressed to play for the state. Naturally our thoughts turned towards the  sportsmen  earning in lakhs and crores by way of sponsors. Why is it that  certain sports are given more exposure and other sports ignored?  Everyone of us has watched the street performers aka gypsies walking on the tied rope with ease. Wouldn’t these people make good gymnasts if we trained them right ?

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Chess Tournaments in Chennai and Tamilnadu

Among all the games in globe one game is unique for thousands of years. Chess demands full use of the faculty of mind like no other game. In Chennai and in other places of Tamilnadu chess tournaments and championships are conducted by Tamil Nadu State Chess Association which had the name of Madras Chess Club earlier.
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