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NID-JAM 2016: INDIA’S BIGGEST JUNIOR ATHLETICS EVENT ON NOV 25-27, 2016

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The port city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) will once again host India’s biggest junior athletics event from November 25-27, 2016.The 14th edition of National Inter-District Junior Athletics Meet popularly known as NID-JAM will witness thousands of young athletes compete in the three-day event from close to 300 districts of the country.

The Athletics Federation of India chose Visakhapatnam once again to play host to the event after the city delivered a hugely successful meet last year that saw participation of around 3000 young boys and girls from 297 districts of India.

To promote and develop athletics at the grassroots level, young participants of NID-JAM are selected by individual AFI affiliated district associations after their own district championships in U-14 & U-16 categories.

The event is supported by Government of Andhra Pradesh while Bengaluru based NEB Sports Entertainment is the main sponsor of NID-JAM 2017 providing free boarding and lodging to all participants.

Event Highlights

ATHLETES:    An athlete can enter only in ONE event.

DISTRICTS:    Maximum TWO athletes can be entered in each event by each District

                        Maximum entry per District- 13 (boys and girls in both U14 & U16 category)

AGE BRACKET:

Under 14 years: Born between November 28, 2002 & November 27, 2004

Under 16 years: Born between November 28, 2000 & November 27, 2002

EVENTS:

Under 14 years (BOYS & GIRLS): 100m., 600m., High Jump, Long Jump & Shot Put (4.00 Kgs. – For Boys & 3.00 Kgs. – For Girls)

Under 16 years (BOYS & GIRLS): 100m., 200m., 400m., 1,000m., 100m.Hurdles (91.4 cms. – For Boys & 76.4 cms. – For Girls), High Jump, Long Jump & Shot Put (5.00 Kgs. – For Boys & 3.00 Kgs. – For Girls), Discus Throw (1.50 Kgs. – For Boys & 1.00 Kgs. – For Girls), Javelin Throw (700 gms. – For Boys & 600 gms. – For Girls)

History of NID-JAM

An initiative of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), NID-JAM was launched in 2003, with the aim to create an ecosystem which would identify, nurture and provide a national platform to thousands of promising athletes emerging from hundreds of districts in the nook and corner of the country.

The aim of the NID is to boost athletics at the district level and provide exposure to the raw talent directly at the National level. Interestingly, the District Athletics Associations are free from any financial liability for this meet as the AFI bears the total cost of boarding, lodging and travel expense of all the participants.

Till date, the AFI has conducted 13successful editions of the NID Junior Athletics Championship, benefitting more than 50,000 district champions and budding athletes in the country. A strong junior nurturing programme like the NID is aimed at producing Olympics and Asian champions of future for India.

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