Kolkata: As many as 800 skilled shuttlers from across the city impressed the audience with their performance on the final day of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship.
The Kolkata leg of Season 4 of the tournament concluded today at Sports Authority of India, bringing out top 16 shuttlers from the city.
In the Boys Singles U-15 category, Archisman Mondal defeated Ayushman Nandi with score 15-6,13-15,15-14. In Girls Singles U-15 category, Rashika Das defeated Sutanwi Sarkar with score 15-11, 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 for young badminton enthusiasts. Kolkata has given us a tremendous response, with over 800 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.”
The winners were felicitated by the Chief Guest Manmeet Singh Goindi - Director of Sports Authority of India, in the presence of the Guest of Honours Hrishi Kesh Kundu - Former National Badminton Player and Sekhar Biswas – VP, Badminton Association of India - Admin and General Sec. West Bengal Badminton Association.
On the occasion, Mr. Goindi said, “PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship is a testament to the immense talent that India posses in the field of sports. This initiative provides young talented shuttlers an opportunity to compete professionally and also helps the sport gain the recognition and exposure it deserves. I would like to congratulate all the winners today, who would be going on to compete in the tournament.”
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 12th July in Hyderabad.
Details with scores are attached.
The complete tournament schedule:
||24th May – 26th May
||24th June – 28th June
||30th June – 2nd July
||30th June – 4nd July
||3rd July –6th July
||6th July – 10th July
||8th July – 10th July
||12th July – 15th July
||14th July – 16th July
||17th July – 21st July
||9th Aug – 10th Aug
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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. IRDAI Registration No. 117
For more information, visit www.pnbmetlife.com