BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 25, 2021
KIIT & KISS fraternity felicitated CA Bhavani Devi, a KIIT student, who qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2021 in Fencing. She has earned the distinction of becoming the first-ever Indian to qualify for the Olympics in Fencing.
A felicitation ceremony for the ace fencer was organized at KIIT-DU in presence of distinguished personalities including KITT & KISS Founder Achyuta Samanta, Fencing Association of India General Secretary Bashir A. Khan, Odisha Fencing Association Secretary Debendra Sahoo and KIIT-DU VC Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty.
“KIIT is lucky for me. I qualified for Tokyo Olympics after enrolling in KIIT. Since childhood, I have been dreaming of participating in the Olympics. I faced a lot of challenges and adversities while pursuing my dream,” said Bhavani.
She bestows all the credit for her success to her parents and coaches who have been with her since childhood.
She asserted that ace sprinter Dutee Chand has been her source of inspiration behind qualifying for the Olympics. “Not for me only, Dutee has been a role model for thousands of budding sports persons in India,” she added.
Congratulating Bhavani, Samanta said, “Apart from education, KIIT & KISS have given the emphasis on the promotion of sports and sportspersons. In fact, KIIT & KISS premises has the largest state-of-the-art sports and games infrastructure located in an educational institution across the globe.”
He hoped that Dutee and Bhavani would definitely win medals in the forthcoming Olympics.