‘PNB METLIFE JUNIOR BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP (JBC) - SEASON 5’ KICKS-OFF FROM CHANDIGARH; YOUNG SHUTTLERS TO CLASH IN EPIC BATTLES!

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Approved by Badminton Association of India (BAI), JBC is one of the biggest badminton open-platform in India for aspiring shuttlers aged between 5 years to 17 years

Chandigarh, July 9, 2019: PNB MetLife, among the top 10 private life insurance companies in India (fiscal 2019), kick-started the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBC) – Season 5, one of the biggest national open-platform for Badminton at Sector-38, West, Chandigarh. The first day of the four days tournament in the city received an overwhelming response with 1040 young future prodigies engaging in on-court battles.

The tournament was inaugurated by D.K. Jain, Zonal Manager, Punjab National Bank (Chandigarh), who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Accompanying him were T.P.S. Puri, Former Chief National Coach of India and Current President of Chandigarh Badminton Association; Surinder Mahajan, Secretary of Chandigarh Badminton Association and Sanjay Beniwal, Director General of Police, Chandigarh.

The fifth edition of JBC will cover the length and breadth of the country with tournaments in 10 cities - Chandigarh, Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Guwahati and New Delhi. The matches will be played in four age categories – Under-9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 for boys and girls. The top two kids from each category from every city tournament will proceed to the national finale in New Delhi where they will get a chance to be felicitated with the National Title by the ace badminton player and the brand ambassador of PNB MetLife, P.V. Sindhu.

Nipun Kaushal, Chief Marketing Officer, PNB MetLife said, “During the last edition of PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship, we were able to reach out to 8000+ budding badminton enthusiasts from across the country. In the fifth edition, we aspire to take this to the next level and create a deeper impact at all levels and touch lives of many more aspiring shuttlers. Aligned to this agenda, last week we also launched the JBC Boot Camp, a masterfully created virtual badminton boot camp that hosts sessions from the badminton stalwarts like P.V. Sindhu, U. Vimal Kumar, Vijay Lancy, Anup Sridhar and many more. Now the badminton aspirants from across the country will get a chance to learn about the techniques of the game, mental ability, fitness, nourishment and so on.”

With an aim to create a sustainable social impact, Junior Badminton Championship is also associated with CRY (Child Rights and You), as a CSR partner. Over the past four years as a part of its CSR initiative, PNB MetLife has been providing annual scholarships to the underprivileged children across India for coaching and training. This year already 100 underprivileged children have been trained for the upcoming JBC out of which 32 children will be awarded an annual scholarship to pursue Badminton as a sport.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019