Founder’s Statement

Akshay MalhotraAs human beings, we are defined and categorized by our actions and status. Having a general need to impose order and classification on society since the beginning, the human race distinguishes between the poor and the rich, the weak and the strong, and the unfortunate and the fortunate. And nothing is easier to use for this process than a person’s actions and status.

But we must learn to reject this standard of judgment. We must reject the effort to single out the outliers and cast them off as the banes of society. We must reject the proposition to cast them aside in today’s busy world.

Every man, woman, and child, regardless of age, race, gender, or any other discriminating factor, is created equal and deserves to receive the opportunity to ascend and attain the pursuit of happiness. It is not only our ethical and moral duty but also our privilege as global citizens to ensure this prevalent distribution of potential and opportunity.

The past is gone. We must accept it and learn from it. But the future is still bright. The time has come to move on. The time has come to become reborn. The time has come to relive.

As we strive to establish a new global order as a morally enlightened society, we must work in collaboration to achieve a great future, in which the sources of human suffering and pain will be eradicated from the face of this planet.

And now is not the time to sit back and conform to this world full of problems but rather to stand our ground as we fight every challenge one by one, one move at a time.

“You can’t change the whole world,” some will say.
But you can change one’s world.

Akshay Malhotra
Founder and CEO | Chess for Humanity