Bhubaneswar, June 24 (LocalWire): Five members of the Indian women’s rugby team from the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences were felicitated today by Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS.
Sumitra Nayak, Hupi Majhi, Rajani Sabar, Meerarani Hembram and Parbati Kisku were part of the team that created history by registering their first-ever international victory.
They secured the bronze medal after finishing third in the four-team Asia Women’s Division 1 Rugby XVs Championship on Saturday.
The tournament was held in Manila, Philippines from 17-23 June.
Expressing his pleasure over the performance of KISS players, Dr Samanta said, ‘KISS has been playing a vital role to popularise Indian rugby in international level.
Both the boys and the girls rugby players of KISS have been performing well in the various international tournaments.’