Bhubaneswar: Ajay Kumar Mandra, a student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been selected in Indian Kho Kho Team for the 1st International Kho-Kho Tournament to be held in England from 1st to 4th September 2018. Ajay is now pursuing his education in KISS in +2 2nd year Arts. Ajay hails from Mudulipada of Tribal dominated Malakangiri district. He belongs to Bonda tribe. His father Buda Mandra and mother Chhanki Mandra are very poor, and they manage their family by working as daily labour.
Ajay has already participated in 21st East Zone Senior National Kho-Kho Championship; 63rd National School Game 2017-18; 50th Senior National Kho-Kho championship-2016-17; 49th Senior National Kho-Kho Championship-2016-17; National level Rural Sports Competitions; 35th Junior National Kho-Kho championship-2015; 60th National School Games 2014-15 and 25th Sub-junior National Kho-Kho Championship 2013-14 respectively. He will proceed for UK on 30th August 2018.
Expressing his satisfaction over Ajay’s selection in Indian Kho Kho team, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, it is pride for KISS and entire tribal community. Today KIIT & KISS produce hundreds of national and international player due huge and ultra modern sports infrastructure along with experienced coaches and trainers. KIIT and KISS has been given all kinds of support to various sports and sportsmen from its inception.