Delhi: The seventh foundation day of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) – Delhi was observed today. Founder of KISS and KIIT Lok Sabha MP Dr. Achyuta Samanta and Shree Rajendra Pal Gautam, Minister Social Welfare, SC/ST/OBC Welfare, Government of Delhi, graced the occasion. On this occasion, a statue of Dr. BR Ambedkar that has been erected in the KISS-Delhi premises, was unveiled. Besides, the school magazine ‘THE RISE’ was also launched.
During the occasion, Dr. Samanta spent some time among the students of KISS-Delhi. He advised them to study well.
Dr. Samanta also declared that the top ten scoring students of KISS-Dehli will be provided higher education at KIIT, Bhubaneswar free of cost.
Founder of KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta said, “I am very much happy to be part of the 7th Foundation day observation of KISS-Delhi. We have been running the KISS – Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, a home for 60,000 tribal children (30,000 existing students at KISS, Bhubaneswar, 15,000 Alumni, 15, 000 students in 10 satellite centers of KISS in Odisha) since 1992 – 93 at Bhubaneswar in Odisha.
The noble initiative aims to eradicate poverty and hunger through education and to bring the poor and underprivileged students to the mainstream.
After the success of KISS, Bhubaneswar, we took another bold step of establishing such a school in Delhi. Accordingly, the School was established in Delhi territory in the name and style “KISS – Delhi” with the help and support of Delhi Government. The School meant for poor children.
On this Foundation Day, I convey my best wishes to the students of KISS – Delhi. My sincere thanks to the staffs, led by CEO of KISS-Delhi, for their dedicated effort to run the institution successfully till date without a single flaw, despite several teething problems. I hope this will continue with the same spirit in the coming years.
At the same time, it is my great pleasure and duty to express our sincere thanks to the Government of NCR Delhi for the unconditional support to make “KISS – Delhi” one of the best schools in Delhi territory.
On this occasion, I would also like to thank Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Arvind Kejriwal Ji of NCR Delhi and Dy. Chief Minister, Sh. Manish Sisodia Ji. I am immensely pleased to express my thanks to Minister in charge – Gurudwara Elections, SC & ST, Social Welfare & Cooperative, Sh. Rajendra Pal Gautam Ji for all his kind support towards helping KISS- Delhi to become what it is today.
My special thanks to Secretary Sh. Rajiv Yaduvanshiji, IAS, Pr. Secretary (Health & Family) for his day-to-day monitoring of the development of KISS–Delhi and extending support from Delhi Government, as and when required. In the coming years, we will take KISS–Delhi to a greater height and make Delhi Government feel proud.
My special thanks to the parents of the students of KISS–Delhi for keeping faith on the authorities of KISS–Delhi and supporting them to run the school.”
On the occasion of the Foundation day, Dr. Achyuta Samanta was honoured. Ishwar Dagar, the Pradhan of Isharpur village and Ram Charan Solanki, the head of 360 villages (Khap) felicitated Dr. Samanta by tying a turban on his head.
In response, Dr. Samanta said, “I am humbled by the traditional felicitation extended to me by Shri Ishwar Dagar, Pradhan of Issapur and Shri Ram Charan Solanki Ji, Pradhan of 360 villages ( Palam Khaap) today on the occasion of the 7th Foundation Day of KISS-Delhi. They appreciated our work and felicitated me by tying a turban and gifting a sword symbolising strength and courage to launch a fight against poverty and Illiteracy.”
The meeting was followed by colourful cultural performances by the students of KISS-Delhi.