Centre of Excellence for “Bridge”
“Bridge” a game is regarded as a card game played by the elites as ‘Pass Time’ activity. This misconception about this wonderful game is with most of the educated mass of our society. Some even brand it as a game of gambling. But, in reality the game of “Bridge” is a Mind Game. It has been recognised and included in the annual programme by the World Mind Game Federation. It is observed that this game improves communication skills, Logical thinking, Ability to adapt and change based on the situation. It also helps young kids to improve their I.Q. and assist elders to control the progress of Alzheimer
This game is already included in commonwealth games for last few years and from 2018, for the first time it will be included in Asian Games. In our country, the Bridge federation of India (B.F.I.) is apex body for the game at national level and is duly recognised by the Department of Sports, Government of India. B.F.I. is member of Indian Olympic Association.
You may perhaps be aware that kreed Shakha of Lokamanya Seva Sangh has undertaken lot of initiatives in the past for the promotion of this game. We have been conducting open tournaments, providing facilities for playing the game of competitive Bridge to our members all the year round on Sundays and Holidays. We had also conducted couple of coaching classes in the past.
BFI has decided to take up Bridge Education activity in a big way and therefore have agreed to lend their support to our institution. A training centre, duly recognised by the BFI will be started by our institution. BFI will provide the course contents and issue certificates to trainees. Besides, it will also give accreditation to our teachers who will be training at our centre. We propose to start our first training programme from 15th November 2017.
We also propose to set up a comprehensive Training / learning and mastering the art of bridge playing in our institution at Nadakarni Kendra. This centre will be one of its kind and a model for BFI which may be replicated all over India. The centre will be called “Centre of Excellence for BRIDGE”.
The main activities of the centre will be
- Reference Library for Study
- Tournaments for improving competitive skills
- Facility to play and practice
For registration to training course or for any clarification on the programme, interested participant can contact:
Lokamanya Seva Sangh office or
Vijay Joshi – 98210 88307
Prabhakar Joshi – 98203 92146
Avinash Barve – 9820137397