Bhubaneswar: The 22nd Asian Athletics Championships 2017 is the biggest sporting event being held in Odisha. As many as 815 athletes from 45 countries will be participating in various events. It is a pride for both Odisha and Odia people that this mega sports event is being organized for the first time in Odisha. Many Odia athletes are also participating in this mega event. It is a chance for the Odia athletes.
KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has announced to reward the athletes from Odisha who manage to win medal in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships 2017 commencing in Bhubaneswar from July 5, 2017. Odia athletes winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medal will be given cash incentive of Rs. 3 lakh, Rs. 2 lakh and 1.5 lakh respectively, said Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS.
“This financial incentive for the successful athletes is part of the continuous endeavour of KIIT & KISS to encourage sportspersons and promote sports in Odisha”, Dr. Samanta said, while congratulating all Odia athletes and wishing them success.