Bhubaneswar, 8/5 ( Odisha Samachar Bureau ) : Tribal students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) are included in Fan Club of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab. More than 300 tribal students of KISS enjoyed the match between Kings XI and Chennai Super Kings at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. They cheered the players of Kings XI, which has Barabati Stadium as its home ground. The students were provided with team jersey and food free of cost by Kings XI management. Kings XI won the match and scored 231/4 runs in 20 over, which is highest run in this IPL season so far. KISS students congratulated the players of Kings XI for this achievement and prayed to Lord Jagannath for their success in the forthcoming matches of this IPL season. They also expressed gratitude to Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul, promoters of Kings XI, Punjab. Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS thanked the promoters of the team for providing a unique platform to tribal children to bring a smile on their faces.
This was an initiative of Kings XI Punjab. Promoters of Kings XI Punjab said, “We are very happy to be able to provide a platform to the tribal kids from Odisha to interact with their favorite cricketers and host them at the Cuttack stadium. We are also honored to have partnered with Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences for this initiative and the work that they do is truly aspiration and commendable. We urge everyone in India to take a step forward and work towards the development of these kids as there is an urgent need to do more towards upliftment of this section and enable them to join the mainstream society.”