Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Jan 24 (ANI/PRNewswire): The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) at Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India, is considered the largest university for indigenous students in the world, providing education from kindergarten to high school level. graduate for free The vast campus is home to 30,000 students. The institute was created to empower indigenous communities through education-driven socio-economic development.
On January 22, KISS hosted a mega guardian meeting, with KIIT-KISS founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta expressing sincere thanks to the parents for their support and affection that have made him famous in India and abroad.
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The event was attended by 60,000 parents along with 30,000 students and proud alumni.
“We started KISS with just 125 tribal students from Mayurbhanj district of Odisha back in 1992-93. Today, 30,000 students have passed out from the institute and another 30,000 students continue their education. Every single student who has passed out from here is inspiring his friends in town to seek education,” said Dr. Samanta in his speech.
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On the occasion, he congratulated two proud alumni on their achievements. They are Sadhak Karjee, who passed the Odisha Judicial Service Examination, and sportsman Ajay Oram, who is leaving for Japan this month as a Rugby coach.
The Guardians meeting provided a perfect occasion for parents to meet their children, the institute staff and keep up with the latest developments on campus. KISS had made elaborate arrangements for the parents to attend the meeting.
Praising the Founder’s commitment to the cause of tribal education from an early age, the parents said Dr. Samanta showed the courage to establish KISS by overcoming all odds and incorporating tribal communities.
Niranjan Bishi, Member of Parliament in the Upper House, said that Dr. Samanta is an inspiration to all who can realize at an early age the need to empower the tribal community through education-based socio-economic development.
KISS CEO Prashant Kumar Routray said the Founder has fulfilled the dreams of indigenous communities to provide quality education for their children.
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