New Delhi: VIBGYOR Group of Schools’ educational excellence has continued to consistently empower its students. It emphasises on the overall intellectual, aesthetic, physical and cultural growth of the children as they get ready to face the world. Aditya Mittal of VIBGYOR family has made the school extremely proud with his achievements in Chess at the National and International level.
Aditya Mittal, India’s & Asia’s 3rd & World’s 5th Highest U-11 Rated Player, recently participated in Mumbai Mayor’s Cup Chess Championship held at Mount Litera International School from 4-11 June 2017, where he was conferred with the “Best Mumbai Player” title.
During the Championship, Aditya was winning against two strong Grand Masters, GM Nguyen Duc Hoa of Vietnam and GM Rahman Ziaur of Bangladesh, but due to last minute time trouble, he had to content with a draw with both, which in itself is a remarkable achievement. The championship saw participation from 13 countries with over 200 players. Before this tournament, Aditya participated in Odisha International Open Chess Championship, where he defeated Grand Master Murshed Niaz of Bangladesh in style.
Aditya Mittal, the little Chess Genius has won various awards in Asian and World Youth Chess Championships and made the school and country proud. He has won over 100 medals, including Gold, Silver, and Bronze through participating at numerous events in Chess. He was honoured with the “National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement” in 2016 by President Pranab Mukherjee for his achievements in the field of chess.
Talking about his achievements, Aditya says, “I would like to thank my parents and coaches for their continuous support and guidance. My school VIBGYOR and teachers have played an important role in my development. Chess requires a lot of time. I devote 4-5 hours to Chess practice each day even during school days. But more importantly, I now need to play IM/GM norm tournaments which are mostly held abroad. With the support of one and all, I would like to beat GM Serjey Karjakin’s record of youngest Grand Master”.