Bhubaneswar, Apr 10: Vice-Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Anusuiya Uike visited the city based Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here on Monday and lauded the initiative of Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT and KISS.
“While the Central government in spite of spending crores of rupees for the Scheduled Tribes is failing badly, KISS with its own expenses has become a role model for others. There is a need of setting up of KISS-like institution in every state,” said Uike during her visit to the largest tribal residential institute in the world.
Former member of National Commission for Women Sukeshi Oram and Director of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Dr K.D.Bansar accompanied Uike during her visit.
Appreciating the efforts of Dr Samanta, the trio said that it is unbelievable that one man is able to provide free food and education to more than 25,000 tribal students and help them to join the main stream of the society.
Apart from welcoming all of them, Dr Samanta felicitated the Vice-Chairman of NCST as coincidentally today was her birthday.
N. Das, Secretary, KISS and Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO, KISS and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.