Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed to be University has unrolled the red carpets for Olympians. No need to say that the KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) has remained a crucible of sports enthusiasm and in this endeavor, there has been a mushroom eruption of sports talents in last few years.
The sports talents groomed by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology have flourished enviably gaining laurels from the national and international sphere and the achievements besides the glory for the nation has remained a moral booster for the University.
Surpassing all odds, the talents from the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology have left footprints in Tokyo Olympics recently, adding an extra feather, in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics, Pramod Bhagat, who has been associated with Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology for long, has won Gold Medal in Badminton.
Stadiums of KIIT to be Named after Pramod and Dutee
He has also won Gold Medal in World Badminton Championship and many other medals for the State and country. He frequently practiced for his games in KIIT Indoor Stadium. He is the only Odia to achieve such a remarkable feat and KIIT and every Odia are proud of him.
In recognition of his outstanding and unique achievements, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS felicitated him in the presence of senior officials of KIIT & KISS. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology also honoured him with a Cash Prize of Rs.5,00,000.
In a rare gesture of honour, KIIT has decided to name the Indoor Stadium at Campus -12 (where he practiced his game) as ‘Pramod Bhagat Indoor Stadium’. Besides, Mr. Pramod will be honoured with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) from KIIT or KISS Deemed to be University.
In a repeat glory for the nation, Dutee Chand of KIIT School of Law, has been on the Olympics tracks for two successive terms including the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics-2021.
She has also bagged two Silver medals in Asiad, and become the first woman in the country to win the Gold Medal in the World University Games representing this university, for which this University feels very proud of her.
In appreciation of her tremendous contribution to the Indian sporting plateau, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology has decided to name the Synthetic Athletic Stadium of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology after Dutee as ‘Dutee Chand Stadium’.
Dutee’s name is also considered for honouring with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) from KIIT or KISS Deemed to be University next year. It is the first university in India to name its two stadiums after Olympians.
Two stadiums of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology will be named after these two Olympians in December 2021 informed, Dr. Samana. He hailed the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, who has been tirelessly promoting sports and sports persons for last so many years. He has especially promoted Dutee and Promod.
Another World Champion, Mr. Rakhal Sethy was also provided a check worth Rs. 2.7 lakh for a wheelchair to participate in Fencing Para World Cup in November.