KIIT University gets the “Best Sports Facility” award in the first CII Sports Business Awards 2023 -

KIIT University gets the “Best Sports Facility” award in the first CII Sports Business Awards 2023

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Jay Shah, Secretary, BCCI and President, Asian Cricket Council was recognised as the Best Sports Business Leader.

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Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and Nita Ambani, Chairperson & Founder of Reliance Foundation, were recognised as the Sports Business Leaders, for their exceptional leadership in sports business.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS receiving the award on behalf of KIIT from Chanakya Chaudhry, Chairman, CII National Committee on Sports.

Earlier, KIIT has been awarded with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2022 by the Govt. of India; FICCI India Sports Award 2022 by FICCI; Sport Star Aces Award 2022 by the Hindu; and Biju Patnaik Sports Award 2019 for ‘Best contribution for promotion of sports and games’ by Govt. of Odisha.

 

Khel Today Bureau 

New Delhi: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) was awarded the first CII Sports Business Awards 2023. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS received the award on behalf of KIIT from Chanakya Chaudhry, Chairman, CII National Committee on Sports.

KIIT got the award in the “Best Sports Facility” category for creating top-notch sports facilities in India. Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI and President, Asian Cricket Council was recognised as the Best Sports Business Leader and Nita Ambani, Chairperson & Founder of Reliance Foundation, and Dr. Achyuta Samanta were recognised as the Sports Business Leaders, for their exceptional leadership in sports business.

Dr. Samanta said, “Deeply honoured to receive an award from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for creating sports leadership at the national level, alongside the Reliance Foundation, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Tamil Nadu state, and Mr Jay Shah, Secretary of BCCI. This recognition for providing the right environment and leadership in sports is a moment of great pride and joy for us. Such accolades reinforce our commitment to nurturing sports talent and contributing positively to Indian sports. My heartfelt thanks to the Confederation of Indian Industry for recognizing our efforts in sports.”

Royal Challenger, Bangalore was awarded with the Sports Franchise of the Year award; and Tamil Nadu was awarded as Best state promoting sports.

The jury comprised of National and Global leaders from the World of Sports and included Abhinav Bindra; Michelle Wade, Commissioner to South Asia, State Govt. of Victoria, Australia; Abhishek Binaykia, Partner, Transformation, Head of Technology Center of Excellence and Head of Sports Advisory, Grant Thornton Bharat; Nic Coward, Expert Partner, Portas Consulting and Aahna Mehotra, Partner TMT Law Practice.

Earlier, KIIT has been awarded with Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar 2022 by the Govt. of India; FICCI India Sports Award 2022 by FICCI; Sport Star Aces Award 2022 by the Hindu; and Biju Patnaik Sports Award 2019 for ‘Best contribution for promotion of sports and games’ by Govt. of Odisha.

I am overjoyed and humbled to receive the CII Sports Business Award 2023 for the creation of the best sports facilities at KIIT & KISS. This is a proud moment for all of us. I dedicate this award to my students and my diligent staff at KIIT and KISS, particularly in the sports department, for their unwavering commitment and hard work. It’s also a pleasure to see that, four other prominent entities in India have also been recognised in various categories. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Hon’ble CMO Odisha for his support and inspiration, which has been instrumental in KIIT and KISS’s achievements in sports.
This accolade adds to our previous recognitions – the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar, FICCI India Sports Award, Sports Star Aces Award, and the Biju Patnaik Sports Award, and now the CII award. Each award is a step towards realising our dream of fostering sports talent and making a significant impact in the realm of sports and youth development.- Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS

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