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Wish4Vishy - A National Movement By NIIT Gains Momentum As World Chess Championship Takes Off!

NEW DELHI, November 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • A unique initiative that enables every Indian to cheer for Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand reaches out to over 20 lakh fans across the globe

#Wish4Vishy    www.wish4vishy.com   - a national movement unveiled by NIIT Limited, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia's largest IT trainer, to enable every Indian to cheer for reigning World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand, gains momentum as Anand takes on challenger world number one Magnus Carlsen, at the World Chess Championship 2013 at Chennai today. #Wish4Vishy    has reached out to over 20 lakh fans and well-wishers of Vishy across globe!

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In his glorious career spanning over 25 years Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand has taken Indian chess to great heights. Born in Chennai, Anand is acclaimed to be the Fastest Brain in the world. Five times World Champion, Vishy is the only person in Chess history to have won a World championship title in all formats - match, knock-out and tournament. It is his success in the world scene that has made this ancient Indian game, a mass sport in India.

#Wish4Vishy, offers a unique opportunity to every Indian to take pride in Vishy's achievements and wish him good luck for the World Chess Championship. The best entries stand a chance to win free ticket during the World Chess Championship 2013 and special gifts on every alternate day, for the best wish expressed.

Vishy has been associated with NIIT for nearly 15 years now. NIIT MindChampions' Academy (MCA), a not-for-profit joint initiative that was started by NIIT & Vishy to promote Chess in schools, has today touched 1.65 million children in over 17,000 schools cumulatively, across the country. Over the years, MCA has not only enabled schools to use Chess as an academic tool but has also made it possible for Vishy, personally, to take the legacy of Chess to children across India.

Speaking on the #Wish4Vishy initiative, World Chess Champion and NIIT MindChampion ,  Viswanathan Anand said, "I would like to thank everyone for the amazing wishes. To all the friends who have sent in their wishes for me through NIIT's #Wish4Vishy     initiative , I would like to say that every single wish means a lot to me. Thank you for the fantastic support and your love."

G Raghavan ,  Chief Executive ,  Career Building Solutions ,  NIIT Limited said " It is a matter of immense pride for every Indian that five-time World Champion and NIIT MindChampion Vishy Anand is defending his World title at his home ground in Chennai. Therefore , we have specially put together the #Wish4Vishy movement to give every Indian an opportunity to cheer for Vishy and be a part of this excitement."

The unique initiative involves sending in best wishes to Vishy over NIIT's social platforms for the World Chess Championship. These include: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Vine:

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