PNB MetLife India, one of India’s leading life insurance companies, has launched “PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship” in association with Sara Foundation, approved by Badminton Association of India (BAI) and supported by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
The objective of the Championship is to identify the future badminton star of India through a mass activation among school children in the age-group of 9-15 years.
The zonal tournaments will be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore in the months of February and March 2015.
The zonal winners will compete against each other in a grand finale in Delhi. Eight children across different age-groups will win scholarships for training in a reputed Badminton Academy.
In addition, the company is conducting mass tournaments at housing societies and corporates to promote badminton at grassroot level.
With an intention to provide an opportunity to talented children from the underprivileged community, PNB MetLife has joined hands with Child Rights & You (CRY).
The children identified by CRY and their activation partner Sara Foundation will compete to win the Junior Badminton Championship trophy and a full scholarship to a top badminton academy in their home city.
The 16 zonal winners will also be invited to Delhi to watch the ‘MetLife BWF Superseries’ and play friendly matches with the stars and other children. PNB MetLife is also supported by MetLife Foundation in this endeavour.
To participate in PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship, entries may be submitted here.