PNB MetLife Chaaji Memorial All India Sub...

PNB MetLife Chaaji Memorial All India Sub – Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2015

PNB MetLife‚ one of India’s leading life insurance companies kicked off yet another initiative to promote and nurture talent in badminton with the prestigious PNB MetLife Chaaji Memorial All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2015.

  • National Ranking Badminton tournament for under 13 & 15 Boys/ Girls (Singles and Doubles)
  • Organised by SARA FOUNDATION (A leading organisation for the promotion of sports))
  • Approved by BAI and to be organised under the auspices of (Delhi Capital Badminton Association))
  • More than 1200 entries received from across the country)
  • Rs 3 lakhs of prize money to be given to winners-runners up and others as per BAI norms)
  • This comes after the successful completion of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship‚ and shows the commitment of PNB MetLife and Sara Foundation to nurture talent in badminton)
    New Delhi‚ June 22‚ 2015: PNB MetLife‚ one of India’s leading life insurance companies kicked off yet another initiative to promote and nurture talent in badminton with the prestigious PNB MetLife Chaaji Memorial All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2015. The tournament will be played under two categories - under 13 & 15 boys and girls (Singles and Doubles). Total of 8 events will be played in the tournament and more than 1200 entries have been received from all over India. This is being organised by SARA FOUNDATION (a leading organisation to promote sports in the country) at the Thyagraj Stadium‚ Delhi.

    Mr. Sanjeev Kumar‚ Organising Secretary of the Tournament said‚ “We are prepared to organise this prestigious tournament here in New Delhi. I am delighted to share that we have received more than 1200 entries from almost all states of the country. The qualifying rounds will start from 22nd June and continue till 24th June 2015. The main draw will start from 25th June and final of the competition will take place on 27th June 2015. Jyant Rana and Aakash Yadav have been given top seed in Boys singles under 13 and 15 respectively. In the girl’s category Gayatri Gopichand Pullela and Aakarshi Kashyap have been given top seed in under 13 and 15 singles category. There is Rs 3 lakhs of prize money for the category wise winners‚ runners up and others as per norms of (Badminton Association of India) BAI.″

    Mr. Tarun Chugh‚ MD & CEO‚ PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited said‚ “We have proven our serious intentions to promote badminton with the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championships (JBC) and today we are delighted to announce our support to SARA FOUNDATION for organising PNB MetLife Chaaji Memorial All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2015. This is yet another attempt from PNB MetLife to provide a prestigious platform for young badminton players who have the potential to become the next star of India.″

    He further added‚ “Badminton as a sport cuts across all age groups and resonates deeply with our brand values. PNB MetLife aims to promote badminton at a grassroots level and has taken various initiatives such as PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship‚ Housing Society Championships and Corporate Badminton Championship recently.″

    Mrs. Amrita Dalela‚ Chairperson‚ SARA FOUNDATION said‚″ We are very happy to organise PNB METLIFE CHAAJI MEMORIAL ALL INDIA SUB JUNIOR RANKING BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2015 in this part of the country. We are deeply engaged in scouting and promoting sports talent throughout the country and providing platform for sports prodigy to showcase their talent and get benefit. We would thank PNB MetLife‚ BAI‚ YONEX-SUNRISE and all other stake holders of this game for all their support to our badminton initiatives at grassroots level in the country. It further encourages our mission to bring INDIA as the biggest sporting power on the globe. We are sure that such initiative will give extra exposure to all participants from different parts of the country and benefit them in many ways. ″

    PNB MetLife and SARA FOUNDATION recently concluded the most popular ‘PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship’ (JBC) that was organized across India and successfully recognized and rewarded potential talent. Players under age group of 9‚ 11‚ 13 and 15 played from each zone (north‚ west‚ east and south) and fought for the coveted title of being the National Champion. The initiative generated enormous excitement at the national level that was further validated with more than 3000 entries received for participation. PNB MetLife provided the 8 national winners with scholarships for further training in reputed Badminton academies.

    About PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited

    PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is one of the fastest growing life insurance companies in the country having as its shareholders‚ MetLife International Holdings Inc. (MIHI)‚ Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB)‚ Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB)‚ M. Pallonji and Company Private Limited and other private investors‚ with MIHI and PNB being the majority shareholders. PNB MetLife was previously known as MetLife India Insurance Company Limited and has been present in India since 2001.

    About SARA FOUNDATION

    SARA FOUNDATION is an organization that’s born out of an association of some young minds who are in the field of sports‚ education‚ culture‚ business‚ trade‚ industry‚ media and communication industry. This young and visionary team has created SARA FOUNDATION and its vision is to create Sporting Culture and reach‚ encourage and identify talents in various Olympic Sports at the grassroots level. It is deeply engaged in scouting and promoting sports talent throughout the country and providing platform for sports prodigy to showcase their talent and get benefit.

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    Sanjeev Kumar
    PNB METLIFE CHAAJI MEMORIAL ALL INDIA RANKING BADMINTON TOURNAMENT-2015
    Organising Secretary- Tournament
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