This is the first time the International Chess Federation has followed the Olympic tradition and initiated the Chess Olympiad Torch. The torch relay was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and began from Leh. The Torch is in its travel across 75 cities before it culminates at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu.
Self-learning has its benefits. Today there are so many resources on the internet that you can learn chess from literally anywhere. That’s a great thing.
But if you want to improve fast, go with a coach. There’s a reason why all the world’s best chess players, have a coach. In fact, this is the trend with any top performers in any field. It’s easier to walk the path once someone shows you the road ahead.
The overall classroom environment has been majorly affected, with attendance varying between 25 to 30 per cent. Additionally, statistics have shown that in India alone, more than 1.5 million schools closed down, impacting around 286 million children ranging from pre-primary to secondary levels. These statistics exclude those people who were already out of school prior to COVID. The most significant impact is found on people from underprivileged backgrounds and those who don’t have access to the technology that is needed to be part of an online classroom.
However, in some cases, different alternatives have also been found and, with the support of the teachers and institutes along with parents, resources have been made available to students as much as possible. Overall, with the emerging importance of a digital medium of education, there have certainly been some problems and drawbacks that have presented themselves along with some new advantages as well. A lot of new techniques of teaching and learning, methods of study and doing project work and assignments have also been made possible to be used in the classroom setting as a result of the adoption of online medium.