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Asian Athletics’ Mascot On Social Connect Initiatives

Bhubaneswar:29/6/17; Olly the mascot of 22nd Asian Athletics Championships (AAC-2017) is on a social connect drive for success of the mega sporting event.

On its entry near each institution i.e. SAI International, ODM Public School and KIIT University

The mascot was accorded warm welcome as the students extended support at Sai International and KIIT University. The students of KIIT and KISS formed a huge human chain from the main entrance till the Sport Complex where a special welcome session was held.

The social connect initiative led by additional commissioner-cum-member enforcement Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) Bhabani Shankar Chayani, had zonal deputy commissioner Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Subhranshu Mishra among others. BMC is organising the four-day social connect initiative for the AAC-2017, which was launched by the Honourable Chief Minister at a special PathaUtsav event on June 25.

Welcoming the mascot, student band of SAI International School played a perfect symphony while escorting Olly from their main gate to the auditorium, which was jam-packed with thousands of students. Apart from a brief musical programme, they were also shown two short videos on the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships-2017 and Kalinga Stadium’s transformational journey in three months’ time. Souvenirs like T-shirts, Olly masks, badges were distributed among students as a token of generating interest among them.

At ODM Public School Olly- the mascot was received by the students and school authorities and later had a fun time with thousands of students from different age groups. Souvenirs like T-shirts, Olly masks, badges were also distributed there.

A grand welcome was accorded to the beautiful mascot at the Sports Complex of KIIT University, by thousands of students from KIIT Group of Institutions including KISS, budding athletes, faculty members, administrative staff and founder Dr.AchyutaSamanta.

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