New Delhi: Forty international sportspersons from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) met M. Venkiah Naidu, Vice President of India in New Delhi on Monday.
The delegation included four girl students of KISS and KIIT Deemed to be University- Purnima Hembram, Jauna Murmu (both from KISS), Dutee Chand and Rutuparna Panda (both from KIIT) – who have been selected to participate in the Asian Games, 2018 sought blessings of the Vice President.
The students also got a chance to take their breakfast with the Vice President at his residence.
Naidu congratulated the students on their selection and hoped that they would be able to come out with flying colours in the Asian Games and bring laurels to the country.
In his message on the occasion, the Vice President of India highlighted the importance of sports in development of the nation. He said, “Sports helps us to be physically fit, enhances our personality, equanimity as well as fosters friendship and social cohesion.”
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and senior officials of KIIT & KISS were also present on the occasion.
Expressing his gratitude to the Vice President Naidu for his immense love and affection towards students of KISS, Achyuta Samanta said the breakfast will be etched in memories of KISS forever.
This apart, the students also visited the badminton court in the Vice President’s residence and congratulated Naidu for completion of 1 year as the Vice President of India.
Notably, the athletes are on a four-day Delhi visit from 4th to 7th August. They also visited Parliament house and the museum inside the Parliament complex and witnessed the proceedings of Parliament session from visitor’s gallery.