National Inter District Junior Athletics Meet (NIDJAM) is an annual (U/14 & U/16) meet conducted in 480+ districts amongst 50000+ athletes, drawing 5000 athletes for the finale. Scheduled to take place on the 3rd weekend of November, it provides a platform for athletes from even the remotest parts of the nation to display their talent. Direct online registrations are undertaken to limit any bureaucratic influence, encouraging a red-tape free event environment, encouraged and initiated by the Athletics Federation of India
Since its inception in 2003, NIDJAM has witnessed 55,000 district champions compete, and in 2019, in lieu of the partnership with Khelo India, top talent identified at the meet will be trained by expert coaches at special Nation camps aiming for the 2024-28 Olympics. An initiative of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), NIDJAM is supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport (MYAS) and conducted in partnership with the host state government
In an effort to standardize coaching, especially at the grassroots level, AFI has also forayed into coaching licenses (Level 1), supported by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), inducting 300 coaches so far (1000+ expected by 2022).
The 17th Edition of NIDJAM in 2019, has onboarded Nestle MILO as the presenting sponsor and the property shall henceforth be known as the MILO-NIDJAM.
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