KalingaTV News Network
Dhaka: The ‘Bhoomi Puja’ for the first two international branches of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) was performed in Dhaka and Jessore of Bangladesh on Thursday.
The traditional ritual to dedicate the land for the purpose was conducted in the presence of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT & KISS, Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU), Dhaka and Dr. Angela Gomes, Ramon Magsaysay Laureate & Founder Executive Director, ‘Banchte Shekha’, Jessore.
The KISS Branch in Dhaka will begin in association with DIU which has provided land and funds for infrastructure development. Similarly, ‘Banchte Shekha’, a leading NGO in Bangladesh has allocated land and funds for the Jessore branch.
KISS will provide the technical and managerial support for functioning of the two branches. The two first international branches of KISS are the outcome of separate MoUs signed by DIU and ‘Banchte Shekha’ with KISS earlier.
Both Dhaka and Jessore branches will function on fully free and fully residential basis and will begin admitting students from the coming academic session. While 500 poorest of the poor Bangladeshi children will be provided free education in KISS Dhaka Branch, Jessore Branch will take poor girl children only.
Expressing pleasure over the development, Dr. Samanta said, it is a matter of pride for Odisha that branches of an organization from the State with the name ‘Kalinga’ is being set up in a foreign country.