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Circular: 36th National Junior Athletics Championships, 2021

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 36th National Junior Athletics Championships, 2021

36th National Junior Athletics Championships will be organized by Assam Athletics Association at Sarjusarai Stadium NH, Nalapara Road, Nalapara, Sarusajai, Guwahati, Assam – 781040 from February 06-10, 2021. The various details of the Championships are as under:

Age Groups & Age Brackets
Boys & Girls (Under 14): Born between 11-02-2007 & 10-02-2009
Boys & Girls (Under 16): Born between 11-02-2005 & 10-02-2007
Boys & Girls (Under 18): Born between 11-02-2003 & 10-02-2005
Boys & Girls (Under 20): Born between 11-02-2001 & 10-02-2003
An Athlete below 12 years as on 10th February 2021 will not be eligible to participate.

Reckoning of Age
The age of athletes will be reckoned as on 10th February 2021. In other words, an
athlete should be in his/her age group on 10th February 2021.

No. of Entries each State can send
Boys & Girls – Under 20, 18 & 16 years – Two entries per event
Boys & Girls – Under 14 years – Only one entry per event
No reserve entry will be accepted.

No. of Events, an athlete can participate
Boys & Girls Under 20 Yrs
An athlete can participate in two individual events. No relay events will be conducted in
this championship.
Boys & Girls Under 18 Yrs., 16 Yrs. & 14 Yrs.
(a) An athlete can participate in two individual events.
(b) If the two individual events are track events, one of these individual events may
be longer than 200m.
(c) An athlete can participate in his/her own age group only.

Events to be conducted
The list of events to be conducted is enclosed. No relay event will be conducted due to
COVID-19 pandemic.
Proof of Age
The following documents will be accepted as proof of age:
(a) Athletes below 14 years and 16 years: Certificate issued by “Birth & Death” Registration office of a Municipal
Corporation / Nagar Palika / Mahapalika / District / Village Panchayat/10th Standard Certificate.
(b) Athletes above: 16 years 10th Standard certificate or equivalent issued by a recognized State/Central
Education Board/Birth Certificate.
(c) Athletes, who have not gone to School at all should bring Birth Certificate from Municipality/Corporation etc. Athletes, who are drop outs, should bring birth certificate and also School Leaving Certificate, showing date of birth from the School he/she last attended.

Age Verification
AFI Age Verification Committee and a team of doctors will be present to verify the age of athletes. The decisions taken by the Committee about the age of an athlete will be final. Age Verification Committee will check all athletes on 5th February 2021 at competition venue. No athlete can participate without Age Verification check.
It is mandatory to produce original proof of date of birth before the Age Verification Committee / Team of Doctors, without which athletes may not be allowed to participate. All athletes should, therefore, be advised to bring with them original certificate as proof of age. Date of birth certificates in vernacular must be accompanied by an attested English/Hindi translation duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.

Procedure for sending Entries
The entries have to be submitted “ONLINE” on AFI Website from 10th January 2021 by the respective State/UT Units latest by 25th January 2021. Entry sent by Email or otherwise will not be accepted. The entry standard already circulated by the federation should be kept in mind while sending the entry. In no case, athletes having not achieved the entry standard should be entered. The entry standard is available on AFI website

Entry Fee
The entry fee of INR 50/- per event, per athlete is to be paid “Online” along with the entry.

Last Date of Entry
The last date for receipt of online entries is 25th January 2021.

Dope Test
Dope Test will be conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) during the Championships.

Banned Athletes
All the State/UT Secretaries should ensure that they do not include names of athletes, who have been banned by AFI for participation in Junior Meets, due to Overage or Dope.

Participation Certificates
Participation Certificates will be issued to only those athletes, who actually participate and perform as per the entry standard laid down by the Federation. The Managers/Coaches may, therefore, be advised to collect the Participation
Certificates from AFI Officials at the venue of the Championships.

Boarding & Lodging
It may also be noted that Boarding and Lodging facilities to Athletes/Managers/Coaches will not be provided by the Organizers due to COVID – 19 pandemic. The participating states will therefore have to make their own
arrangements in this regard.

It may please be noted that Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by AFI and other guidelines issued by the concerned State Government in connection with COVID – 19 pandemic are strictly followed to ensure that the competition is conducted smoothly. Separate SOP in this regard will also be issued by the Organising State Association and participating State Units should adhere the same for the safety of Athletes/Officials. Any Athlete/Official found violating the SOP/Guidelines issued in regard to Covid – 19 will be debarred from participation in this Championships.
Your cooperation for the smooth and successful conduct of this prestigious Championships is solicited.
Thanking you,