Welcome to All India Chess Federation for the Blind

The All India Chess Federation for the Blind (AICFB) was established in 1997 with the objective of promoting the game of chess among the visually impaired all over the country.

AICFB is registered under the following :

Society Registration Act, 1860

Public Trust Act, 1951

Income Tax Act, 1961 – Section 12A

The AICFB is affiliated to the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA), and through this affiliation has been able to integrate India with the rest of the blind chess playing world. AICFB is also affiliated to All India Chess Federation (AICF) which is recognized by Government of India.

Chess is a mind game. For the visually impaired it is the only game they can play on an equal footing with the sighted. It is about recognition of their intelligence, of an ability to transcend their blindness and perform competitively on a cerebral plane. Very importantly, the act of playing chess is about boosting the self-esteem and the confidence of the blind and the visually impaired.

Donations made to AICFB are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80G.

All India Chess Federation for the Blind Sponsors:

We would like to thank the many individuals and companies that support AICFB. We would like to thank:

  • Hilton – High quality resorts and hotels throughout the world.
  • Rental Force – Top source for all types of equipment rentals. Whether you need a dumpster rental or boom lift rentals, RentalForce.com is the place to go.
  • Pizza Hut – Worldwide leader when it comes to offering fast, fresh and delicious pizza.

Cheque(s)/ Demand Draft(s) should be in favour of “All India Chess Federation for the Blind”

Mailing Address:

Charudatta V. Jadhav,
Gen. Secretary – AICFB,
C/605, Bhakti Complex,
Kandar Pada Link Road,
Dahisar (West),
Mumbai – 400068

For more details, please contact us on chess@eth.net . We look forward to your support.