North Zone Athletics championship from Aug 2

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Lucknow, Jul 27 (UNI) The two day 20th North Zone junior Athletics Championship, to be organised by U P Athletics Association (UPAA) for boys and girls under the age group of Under 20,18,16 and 14, will be held here on August 2 and 3 next at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College.

Giving this information here today at a press conference, the Organising Secretary of the meet Ashok Gupta said that all the Northern India States-- Chandigarh, Delhi, haryana, Himachal Pradesh, jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand and hosts Uttar Pradesh had confiemed their participation in this prestigious meet.

He said since India is hosting the 3rd Commonwhealth Youth Games 2008 at Pune from October 12-18 which is going to be the largest junior championship orgaised by India in terms of participation, the importance of North Zone and Inter Zonal junor Athletics championships would be very important and this would be the first time that all 71 nations would participate.

The secretary of the UPAA P K Srivastava said the North Zone Athletics team for InterZonal Junior Athletics Championship would be selected on the basis of the performance of the participants in this meet which would be organised in accordance with guidelines of India Atheltics Competition Manual, he added.

Minister of sports and youth welfare Ayodhya Prasad pal will be the chief guest of the closing ceremony on August 3.

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