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Other panellists at the side event ...
Other panellists at the side event were: Ashok Gupta, president of the Federation of Indian Publishers; Dipendra Manocha, president of the DAISY forum of India, which is a network of 94 organisations aiming at providing books in accessible formats for visually impaired people; and Charudatta Jadhav, head of innovation strategy at TATA Consultancy Services, which developed an online platform of accessible copies.
"We considered how technology can help to work on these challenges" said Jadhav
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Award for Charudatta Jadhav
Award for Mr. Charudatta Jadhav
Charudatta Jadhav (right) being felicitated by Retina India, Nov 2012
Charudatta Jadhav, Head of Innovation Strategy, CTO Enable Team, Tata Consultancy Services, and Vice President, International Braille Chess Association, has been honoured with the 'Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award' in the category 'Mind of Steel' for his achievements.
, who lost his
sight when he
was thirteen, and has scaled great heights starting from scratch, is synonymous with Blind Chess in India.
has won laurels for India at various international chess championships, developed Talk 64 - a pioneering chess training and gaming software for the blind, and has initiated an online digital library and training portal for chess.
Inaugurating the International Chess Olympiad in August 2012, D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE, said, "The sheer grit and determination of Charudatta
in ensuring the development of blind chess is unparalleled.
has behind him three decades of selfless service for blind chess and deserves the recommendation to the civilian award of Padmashree."
Shri Ludwig Beutelhoff, President, International Braille Chess Association praised the impeccable organizational acumen of Charudatta Jadhav, Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the landmark event, being held in Asia for first time: "India is already setting an example of high levels of organisation," remarked Beutelhoff.
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Mr Charudatta Jadhav, Head of Innovation Strategy in Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai and the Founder and General Secretary of All India Chess Federation For The Blind & Vice President of International Braille Chess Association.
Top board game between WGM Padmini ...
Top board game between WGM Padmini Rout versus WGM Cori T Deysi inaugurated by Mr Charudatta Jadhav, Vice President, World Chess Federation for the Blind, (L to R) B Murugavel, Vice President, TNSCA, FIDE Arbiter M Senthilvel, K Muralimohan, Championship Director, WJCC 2011, R Anantharam, Chief Arbiter
Sadhana Centre For Management & Leadership Develpoment
Charudatta Vitthal Jadhav
International Braille Chess Association