New Delhi: In yet another recognition for Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) for its commendable efforts towards education of tribal children, it has been honoured with ‘Leadership Award’ by National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), Govt. of India here today.
Renowned educationist and founder of KISS Dr Achyuta Samanta received the award for KISS from Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at the National Media Centre, New Delhi on the occasion of the Foundation Day celebration of NCST.
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, NCST Chairperson Dr Nand Kumar Sai, Vice Chairperson Anusuiya Uikey and other dignitaries also remained present during the award giving ceremony.
With the new honour KISS became the first institute in the country to be conferred with the award which includes a citation, a medal and a shawl.
Soon after getting the felicitation, Dr Samanta expressed his happiness and dedicated the award to the staff, teacher and students of KISS.
Notably, KISS which bears the pride of being world’s largest residential institute for indigenous people is home to 50,000 tribal students – 27,500 existing students, 15000 well-placed alumni and more than 10,000 students in its various satellite centres.