Swasti won the medal in the two kilometre individual pursuit.
“The centrally-air conditioned indoor hall at Hinjili has been built as per international standards.
KIIT student Dutee Chand and KISS students Bhagyalaxmi Barik were also awarded.
“Initially I felt nervous, but I kept my confidence to clinch the gold,” he said.
The Odisha government has assured of all support for this event.
This year, a 14-member team consisting of seven men and seven women represented the state out of which, four won the medals.
Chand has been included in the India Today High & Mighty rankings for 2019 due to her achievements at the 2018 Asian Games and the 2019 World Universiade.
In the women’s championship, however, the coaches tried out the bench strength with different combinations in the two group matches.
Dutee thanked Dr Samanta and KIIT & KISS and said, ‘KIIT and Dr Samanta have proved lucky for me.
“The government has very aggressively promoted water sports and recreation tourism in recent times.
She clocked it at 11.32 seconds last night and was praised by the Prime Minister, President and Chief Minister today on social media.