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NAAM USA, Inc. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy


NAAM USA is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable where all volunteers, partners and board members are treated with respect and dignity.

For the purposes of this statement, diversity refers to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual identity, familial status, age, disability and socio-economic status; Inclusion is valuing, respecting, and encouraging the full participation of each individual in the life and leadership of the organization; Equity is a process that ensures all people have the opportunity to participate and contribute despite historical, structural, legislative, racial, and socio-economic inequities.

We are an organization that celebrates the rich diversity of the State of Georgia. We will not tolerate discrimination, biases, harassment, or bullying of any kind. Regardless of race, socio-economic status, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, or marital status, we are an organization that celebrates the richness of our community.

As an organization and Board of Directors, we agree to be guided by these principles and pledge that they will be reflected in our vision, mission, strategic planning, programming, governance, and board composition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to our officials, our volunteers, and programs we develop and support.


Approved (Date: May 20, 2024)

Board of Directors



NAAM USA CHESS TOURNAMENT Nov 2020 - an event to support classroom programs of exceptional children!

Updated: Nov 5, 2020


Rated - Under 1500

Christopher George - NY

Srijyoth Ashok - GA

Shalin Kumar - GA

Vaibhav Nair - GA

Aiden Joseph - TX

Rated - Under 1000

Ronak Kelkar - GA

Keshav Prasad - GA

Ojas Deshpande - GA

Sai Athulith Gundala - NC

Meganath Velayudum - GA

Rated - Under 500

Kavin Kannan - GA

Raymond Tu - GA

Eugene Bae - GA

Srivibhav Mangipudi - GA

Praneeth Bhat - GA

Unrated (K-5)

Ishan Iqbal Valiyapalathingal - TX

Deion Azhakathu - GA

Raseen Ahmed Kozhissery - GA

Ishika Seelam - VA

Nathanael Bibin - GA

Unrated - Open

Kiran Hakathur - GA

Amogh Daryapurkar - NJ

Prasanna Krishna - GA

Tarun Rajesh - MI

Barun Singh - GA


A BIG THANKS to our event sponsor - Chet Patel from INTEGRITY CAPITAL LOANS LLC, tournament online platform from CHESSTRONICS, Tournament Director - Surya Kopula, volunteers - Pujith Veeravalli & Rishivandhan Musuvathi and all players, including parents - for supporting our cause and making this event a grand success!

Winner trophies will be ready in 2 weeks and we will make arrangements to ship/handover trophies. Please do watch out for our email communication.


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