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We believe that practice gives birth to champions. And what better way to shine than starting at a grass-root level? At PNB MetLife, it is our endeavor to transform the junior badminton players of our country into champions.

This action-packed tournament brings forth our ambition to promote India's second most popular sport among the 5-17 year old players. JBC-3 will give the young and aspiring talent to grow and develop into leading Badminton stars of tomorrow. This pioneering initiative has earned the full-fledged support of coveted authorities. So, encourage playtime, teamwork, fun and togetherness in your child with JBC and let them #PlayForHappiness.

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hear from the champs

It is great that PNB MetLife and SARA Foundation have come to think about this wonderful event. The last few years have been fantastic for Indian Badminton, and I am sure that with tournaments like these, this sport has places to go.

Pullela Gopichand

Former All England Badminton Champion and International Indian Badminton Player

As a kid I always struggled for recognition. So I am happy that PNB MetLife is offering support for young talent in Badminton. It is the first time in the history of Badminton that under 9 and under 11 categories are being included.

B. Anand Kumar

International Paralympic Badminton Player (World No. 2 in 2013) and Ekalavya Awardee for 2014

It is for the first time in India that any multinational is company is supporting such a novel initiative.

Ashish Kumar

Director, Sara Foundation

I love Badminton because it is a good game. I have been playing since my childhood. The tournament is good. All children from all over Bengalure came to see the tournament. It's my dream to become a Badminton Star.


We had fun playing the game. Kids are enjoying. If you do it every year it will be a good opportunity for them. The tournament has been organized quite well, there is no delay, everything is running on time. It's really nice.

Lakshmi & Family

Jagadeesh is a badminton star in Andhra Pradesh. However, because of his father's limited income, Jagadeesh is finding it difficult to afford his coaching and participation expenses. He emerged as the National Winner in Boys Singles Under-17 category in PNB MetLife JBC 2.

Kalaga Jagadeesh

His father is unemployed and mother is a labourer. His badminton training is supported by his coach.

K. Vara Prasad

Ritin's Father is a roadside fish vendor. Ritin learned playing badminton from his friend and his friend's father supports Ritin with his badminton coaching.

B. Ritin

Repeat winner of scholarship from the last season. Pranav, age 10, lives in Bengaluru. He loves running and is ambitious. He dreams of becoming the world number one in badminton one day. He admires IAS officers and is also interested in becoming one in the future.

Pranav B.

Repeat winner of scholarship from the last season. Apoorva, age 11, loves jogging, painting and reading. She wants to become a professional sportsperson. Her father regularly takes her for practice in the morning to the Anand Kumar Academy. Both parents look forward to the day when they see her on TV.


Joy Chatterjee lives in a small village in Jharkhand. His father earned Rs1200 per month as a labourer, but recently passed away . His mother is working as a maid. He is now being supported by his coach to pursue his passion in badminton.

Joy Chatterjee

Ritik lost his parents a few years ago. He lives with his uncle who supports his education but doesn't approve of him spending time in sports. The coach teaches Ritik for free and believes that with some support he can become a big player soon.

Ritik Dey

Prasad's father is a support staff in a municipal school. He got hooked on to badminton from school. As of now he is learning from his coach, Mr. Somnath, at Jalpaiguri Indoor Games Players Association.

P. Prasad

Repeat winner of scholarship from the last season: Anuj resides at Janupada, a slum area in Kandivali (Mumbai). He is good in studies and likes playing Badminton. He has a good technique and he is very hardworking and obedient. His parents want him to continue his education and earn a good living.

Anuj Yadav

Pooja has been training since 2014 at the Andheri Gymkhana. She is a brilliant badminton player. Being concerned about her performance, she makes sure that she doesn't miss any classes. She is currently preparing for State Tournament to be held in Mumbai.

Pooja Khachare

Sumet resides in Thakur Village, Kandivali, East Mumbai. He has been training since 2013 at the Goregaon sports Complex and has always dreamt of sharing the stage with popular sports persons.

Sumet R Gupta

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