Bidyananda joined the Sports Authority of India (SAI) aged 11 after local scouts had spotted the talented youngster in Manipur. He was soon called up to All India Football Federation's (AIFF) under-13 team after a string of impressive displays. Technically gifted with an eye for a pass, the talented defensive midfielder joined a group of aspiring talents from the Netherlands and Australia in a football training camp at Doha's Aspire Academy in 2014. The week long camp conducted by youth coaches from Manchester United, Barcelona and Inter Milan saw Bidyananda impress all on-lookers. He along with Milan Basumatary became the first Indians to be named in the academy's all-star team. Bidyananda also scored a goal in his side's 3-1 defeat against Ajax and was rechristened 'Honda' during the tournament after coaches struggled to pronounce his name and decided to call him 'Honda' due to his stark resemblance with Japanese international Keisuke Honda who sports a similar bleach blond hair-do like Bidyananda. Scouts from Barcelona continued to monitor the youngster's progress as he honed his skills at the AIFF Academy in Navi Mumbai.