PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship - season 4 in Bengaluru wraps up on a high note - Pranay Katta and Karnika Sree lift under-15 trophies

PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship - season 4 in Bengaluru wraps up on a high note - Pranay Katta and Karnika Sree lift under-15 trophies

Bengaluru, June 28, 2018: As many as 914 skilled shuttlers from across the city impressed the audience with their performance on the final day of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship. The Bengaluru leg of Season 4 of the tournament concluded today at Karnataka Badminton Association, bringing out top 16 shuttlers from the city.

In the Boys Singles U-15 category, Pranay Katta from PPBA defeated Ayush Shetty from (I-Sports) with score 15-9, 7-15, 15-4. In Girls Singles U-15 category, Karnika Sree from Selenite Badminton Academy defeated Ashita Singh from Delhi Public School with score 15-6, 15-12. 

Mr. Nipun Kaushal, Chief Marketing Officer, PNB MetLife said, “JBC as a tournament has grown to become one of the biggest annual national open-platform’s for young badminton enthusiasts. Bangalore has given us a tremendous response, with 914 participants. We hope to continue the momentum in other cities.  I want to congratulate the winners who showed such passion in their performance. We wish them all the best for the finale at New Delhi.”

Gracing the closing ceremony, Mr. Chakrapani, President of Karnataka Badminton Association and Chief Guest on the occasion said, “I would like to commend PNB MetLife for nurturing such a platform that acts as a breeding ground for the gen-next badminton players. This tournament has proven to be a crucial link between young players and the recognition and exposure they deserve. The overwhelming response the city witnessed will further bolster badminton’s popularity in India. I also want to congratulate all the winners today who would be going on to compete in the tough finale in Delhi. “

PNB MetLife has partnered with the CRY Foundation as CSR Partner for this initiative. The objective is to use sports as an effective medium of empowerment for children and helping them undergo a transformational change. The competition helps in nurturing the right talent at an amateur level, thereby fostering their growth and ability to perform on a global scale. 

The next leg of this year’s championship is scheduled from 30th June in Kochi and Lucknow.

Details with scores are attached.

The complete tournament schedule:

Sr No Cities Event Dates
1 Chandigarh 24th May – 26th May
2 Bangalore 24th June – 28th June
3 Kochi 30th June – 2nd July
4 Lucknow 30th June – 4th July
5 Pune 3rd July – 6th July
6 Mumbai 6th July – 11th July
7 Kolkata 8th July – 11th July
8 Hyderabad 12th July – 16th July
9 Guwahati 14th July – 16th July
10 Delhi 17th July – 21st July
11 Delhi finale 6th Aug – 7th Aug

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*Source: Livemint-Dated August 30, 2017

About PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited

PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is a joint venture between 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.

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