Bhubaneswar: Olympian, sprinter and student of KIIT, Dutee Chand celebrated her birthday today at Hotel Crown in Bhubaneswar.
Many national and international sportspersons, cine stars, intellectuals, well-wishers of Dutee and eminent personalities from various walks of life including Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Indian footballer and former captain of Indian Women Football Team Shradhanjali Samantray; Arjun Awardee Cyclist Minati Mohapatra; Athletes Jauna Murmu, Purnima Hembram, Odia cene star, Mihir Das, Sabyasachi Mohapatra, cine critic Dilip Hali, senior journalist Pradosh Patnaik, Pro-VC of KIIT Deemed to be University, Prof. Sasmita Samant and KIIT Sports Director, Dr Gaganendu Dash, KIIT officials Dr Sucheta Priyabadini, Dr Shradhanjali Nayak, Dr Smita Mohanty joined the birthday celebration programme at Hotel Crown, Bhubaneswar.
All the dignitaries wished her a bright future and success in the coming Olympics. Expressing his good wishes, Dr. Samanta said, “Dutee is a blessed child. May God bless her on her birthday; she will bring many more laurels to Odisha and India. Dutee will fulfill the hopes of people of Odisha and India in 2020 Olympics with the blessings of God” he added.
Early in the morning, Dutee celebrated her birthday in Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) with 30,000 tribal children by cutting a cake. The children of KISS were very much enthusiastic to see Dutee near them. The students, faculties, and staff of KISS wished all the best to Dutee on the occasion.