Chess, invented in India in 6th Century had Queen as the most powerful piece. But today’s queens i.e. women in India are the least powerful as they lack even basic rights of education, health, safety, etc. Nanhi Kali is a non-for-profit organization with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girls in India. Their core objective was to create awareness about the plight of women and drive donations towards the education of underprivileged girls.
To increase donations for girl education for Nanhi Kali (NGO).
We created the World’s First Online Chess Game wherein one played with a powerless queen with no moves allowed making it impossible to win the game. #PowerlessQueen was used as a metaphor to showcase how societies cannot win if its queens are not empowered. India’s #2 Chess Player and Grandmaster Tania Sachdev launched the campaign on Twitter encouraging her fans and fellow chess players to take the challenge and try to win.
To show support towards the campaign, schools and chess academy’s arranged for the #PowerlessQueen chess tournament. Kids were seen accepting the challenge. They ended up losing the game but learnt an important message that ‘Without an empowered Queen, one cannot win in society or in chess’.