Bhubaneswar, July 9 (LocalWire): Nitya Majhi has been selected in the Indian team in the 46-kg pre-cadet boys for the upcoming Commonwealth Judo Championship to be held from 22-30 September in Birmingham, UK.
Nitya, a class 10 student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, was selected during the trials of Judo Federation of India at National Bal Bhawan, Kotla, New Delhi.
He made it to the Indian team by defeating judokas from Haryana, Delhi and Maharashtra.
Nitya hails from a very poor tribal family of Murudimaha village in Tumudibandha Block of Kandhamal district joined KISS in 2010 in standard 1.
His parents manage their family by farming.
Nitya was regularly trained in Judo since 2013 by his coach Kandan Murmu. This year, England is hosting the Commonwealth Judo Championship, where 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in various categories such as pre-cadet, cadet, junior, senior, veteran and visually impaired judoka.
He has won gold, silver and bronze medals in state level Judo competitions and also participated in national level competitions.
Expressing happiness over the success of Nitya, Achyuta Samanta, founder, KIIT & KISS said, ‘Proper care and training results in success, which has been proved by our students.’
He congratulated Nitya and wished him success.