Fifteen-year-old Ananya Gupta, a student of Singapore International School, Mumbai, has garnered the tag of a quality chess player in international meets. This Mumbai-based prodigy is now raising money to provide food to the needy. Ananya is hopeful to collect a sum and donate it to Mumbai Food Project amid the ongoing novel coronavirus scare. Maharashtra is amongst the worst-hit states and daily wage workers in Mumbai are facing several challenges. Hence, she decided to raise funds to help distressed families living in poor condition.

Ananya has also extended help in teaching playing chess to the children in Welfare Society For Destitute Children Orphanage Bandra. She serves there twice a week for two hours and is consistently working with the NGO head in teaching extracurricular activities.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fifteen-year-old Ananya Gupta is helping the underprivileged in Mumbai amid the COVID-19 scare.
  • Ananya wants to use her energy and resources to help the distressed families of the daily wage workers.
  • Ananya won bronze in World School Chess Championship in Greece in 2013. She was just nine years old back then.

“The world is facing an unprecedented challenge everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. I, Ananya Gupta, a grade 10 student of Singapore International School wish to extend complete support towards this current situation and raise funds for the families in need of food, medical aid and other essentials for their better survival. Your donation will be greatly appreciated towards this noble cause. Let us all join hands and stay united together,” she said, Chessbase.in reported.

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Currently, Ananya is focusing on studies more than chess. She admits that for one year she has been prepping for grade 10 exams. And, even though Chess is an important part of her life, for now she aims to get good grades first.

Ananya wants to use her energy and resources to help the distressed families of the Daily Wage workers.

Driven by the idea of bringing about a change in the society, growing up Ananya wants to take up psychology and Economic studies and will be working towards the same.

Born in a visionary family

Chess parents Hemangi and Rishi Gupta wanted their daughter Ananya to stay in the city but also get supervised under greatest trainers across the world. They started the iLead Chess Academy from their living room and invited the best trainers from all over India to their home.

Born to a father who is a businessman and a fashion designer mother, Ananya won bronze in World School Chess Championship in Greece in 2013. She was just nine years old back then. She instantly created waves in the sports circle and has been achieving big ever since. She had clinched gold at the Singapore Chess Festival earlier.

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Feature  Image Credits: Chessbase.in

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