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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Anand's World Champion gold medal up for auction

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Hello Everyone,

In a gesture meant for charity, World Champion Viswanathan Anand has given his World Champion gold medal to be auctioned.

The auction will include plenty of other sports memorabilia in the Indian city of Mumbai according to a BBC report. You can read more here.

The event will be held on October 29 and includes items donated by stars like Sachin Tendulkar, Roger Federer and others.

The proceeds will go to a charity which funds schooling for children in remote parts of the country. The auction has been organised by the charity's founder, Rahul Bose, a former national rugby player and a well-known Indian actor.

Organisers say they were "pleasantly surprised" when a variety of sports celebrities readily agreed to contribute towards the auction with their memorabilia.

More than 200 selected bidders will take part in the auction, which will be closed to the public. However, two days of free viewing of the items has been planned prior to the sale, which may become an annual event.

Mr Bose's charity, The Foundation - which has already funded schooling for children from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands - says that it will select another remote part of the country for the new funds.

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