5 KISS girls find place in Paris-bound India Rugby team

Bhubaneswar: Five girls from Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) based in Odisha capital have been selected in Indian Rugby Team to participate in the World Games Rugby Sevens (Under-18 Girls) to be held in the Stade Georges Carpentier, Paris, France.

The Odisha eves Sumitra Naik, Basanti Pangi, Rajani Sabar, Soni Mandangi and Lija Sardar will participate in the two-day event beginning from Saturday. They are students of +3, 1st year (Arts) of KISS.

Earlier, a training-cum-selection camp for World Games Rugby was organized by Indian Rugby Football Association for wider group of Under-18 Girls from 24th to 29th May at CCFC, Kolkata. Six girls from KISS were selected for the camp. Rajkishore Murmu, Rugby Trainer accompanied the players.

It is a matter of pride that five out of 12 players in Indian Girls’ Rugby team are from a single institute, KISS. Besides value based education, KISS provides professional grade coaching in sports to its students, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, while congratulating and wishing the girls success in World Games Rugby.

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