TAPING AND GROOMING THE BUDDING ATHLETES AND YOUNG TALENT ACROSS INDIA IN SCHOOLS, DISTRICTS, IS A TOP PRIORITY FOR THE PAA.
The State Inter-District Juniors Athletics Meet is an annual championship. An unique sports programme which identifies and selects champions from more than 4 districts in puducherry , and provides them a National platform to perform, nurture and get selected for the Indian National camp and further selection for national championship. Around 500 budding athletes are nurtured under the NID Championship. A total of 13 athletes and one coach and manager represent each district after a qualification tournament is held in their respective districts. So far 12 editions of the NID-JAM have been conducted with a maximum participation of 500 athletes from 4 districts.
Launched in 2019, this is a grass root programme to encourage as many schools and their students to take up physical activity and athletics. An initiative of the PAA, the PAA launched the programme in puducherryin 2019 and till now 40 schools in the puducherry have adopted the Kids Athletics programme.