Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack/Bhubaneswar, May 6:
The promoters of Kings XI Punjab team have allowed 300 children of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) to watch the two matches of the Odisha leg of the ongoing Indian Premiere League (IPL) -7 it is scheduled to play at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on May 7 and May 11.
These children will get a chance to interact with their favorite cricketers who, in turn, hope to inspire them to work towards a brighter future.
Speaking on the initiative, promoters of Kings XI Punjab said, “We are very happy to provide a platform to these kids from Odisha to interact with their favourite cricketers and host them at the Cuttack stadium. We are also honoured to have partnered with KISS for this initiative and the work that they do is truly 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 of society.”
KISS has grown into the largest free residential tribal institute of the world providing food, accommodation, health care and all other basic necessities of life to 20,000 tribal children of the poorest of the poor background absolutely free to pursue education from kindergarten to post graduation.
Praising the initiative of the KXIP promoters, KISS founder Achyuta Samanta said “We are happy to have joined hands with Kings XI Punjab as our synergies of making a difference to the community coincide. A small step from every individual would make a difference to these kids and this opportunity by KXIP enables us to reach out to a much larger audience and seek their support.”