Sunday, March 22, 2009

KISS Students Selected for 2010 Commonwealth GamesThree tribal boys of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a sister concern of KIIT, have been selected to play in 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi as a part of Indian Rugby Contingent.

The selected students, all under 20 age group, are Bhagabata Murmu, Basu Hemrum and Sankha Hemrum.

Bhagabata Murmu and Sankha Hemrum belong to Madhapur village and Nuagan village of Mayurbhanj district respectively, while Basu Hemrum belongs to Saptasajya Majhisahi village of Dhenkanal District.

They come from poor families and their parents eek out a living by working in agricultural fields. Similarly, two girls of KISS - Jharana Sundari Nayak (Gonda tribe) and Saraswati Hansada (Santala tribe) - have been selected to participate in the Netball Coaching Camp.

Arpita Mohanty and Monisa Tarasia, women Rugby coaches of KISS and KIIT, will join in Rugby Coaches’ Coaching Camp to be held from 22nd to 29th March, 2009.

This is not the first time that students of KISS have excelled in national level sports. They have proved their talent many times at national and international level sports. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS & KIIT Group of Institutions expressed his satisfaction over this excellent achievement of students and coaches.