Bhubaneswar: Nitya Majhi, a Class-X student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), has been selected in Indian Team in 46 kg Pre-Cadet Boys for the upcoming Commonwealth Judo Championship going to held from September 22-30, 2019 in Birmingham, UK.
Nitya was selected in the ongoing trials of Judo Federation of India at National Bal Bhawan, Kotla, New Delhi from July 7 held this year. He made it to the Indian team by defeating judokas from Haryana, Maharashtra and Delhi.
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 was regularly trained in Judo since 2013 by his coach Kandan Murmu. Nitya hails from a very poor tribal family of Murudimaha village in Tumudibandha Block of Kandhamal district. His father Abraham Majhi and mother Pusali manage their family by farming.
He has won gold, silver and bronze medals in State-level Judo Competitions and also participated in national-level competitions.
KIIT & KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta said proper care and training resulted in success, which has been proved by Nitya.