Rugby World Cup Trophy (The Webb Ellis Cup) was arrived KISS campus today after reaching Bhubaneswar. 27000 students of KISS welcomed the Webb Ellis Cup on the pitches of KISS before joining a get in to rugby training session delivered by Rugby India coaches and player including Munna Murmu, Rajkishore Murmu and Women players Sumitra Nayak, Hupi Majhi and Lija Sardar of KISS. On this occasion Sananda Marandi, Dy. Speaker, Odisha Legislative Assembly; Priyadarshi Mishra, M.L.A, Bhubaneswar (North); R.N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS; Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO KISS and Dr. Gaganendu Dash, Director, sports KIIT Deemed to be University were also present. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has always been promoted Rugby in Odisha.
The two year Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour is underway visiting 18 countries. Rugby World Cup takes place every four year and in 2019 will be hosted in Japan, the first tournament to be played in Asia. Rugby has been popularized in Odisha by KISS. KISS has created many national and international Rugby players, who have brought laurels to Odisha and India.