Laxman Hembram, a 9th Standard student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) presented a paper at ‘TUNZA’ International Children and Youth Conference on Environment – 2009, organized by United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) in Seoul from 17th to 23rd August, 2009. The paper of Laxman Hembram was highly appreciated by the selection team. Decisions will be taken on the Projects of all the 150 participants by October. A special international programme on environment protection will be organized from the suggestion of all projects in this international conference, according to the sources.
Hanseo University of Korea gave a warm welcome to Laxman during his visit to Seoul. Besides the students of Hanseo University other distinguished persons of Korea also encouraged Laxman. Laxman belongs to the primitive tribal group of Juang. Coming from a remote village in the forest areas of Keonjhar district, he got an opportunity to realize his dream of studying in KISS. Laxman’s selection to participate in this prestigious conference in Seoul is a matter of great pride considering his parents are poor labourers. Intellectuals have said that this achievement of Laxman is a testimony to excellent enabling environment in KISS.
Visit of a student belonging to backward tribal community to Seoul is a matter of great pride and happiness, said Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS & KISS. He hoped that students of KISS would be able to bring many more laurels at national and international level in the time to come.
achievement of Laxman is a testimony to excellent enabling environment in KISS, which provides education, residence and all other basic needs to 10000 tribal children free of cost. Both Laxman and Dr. Routaray will leave for Seoul on 15th August, 2009. Their all expenses relating to the conference would be borne by UNEP. Visit of a student belonging to backward tribal community to Seoul is a matter of great pride not only for the tribal community, but also the State of Odisha and the country. As many as 750 delegates from 150 countries will be participating in this conference. The conference is organizes by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction with UNEP National Committee for the Republic of Korea. It is supported by the Daejeon Metropolitan City, Ministry of Environment, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Ministry of Education and Science and Technology. There are only two participants from India. Besides Laxman, Sandeep Bakshi from north India has been selected to attend the conference.
Selection of Laxman in this International Conference, which has only two participants from the country, is a matter of great pride and happiness, said Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KISS & KISS. He hoped that students of KISS would be able to bring many more laurels at national and international level in the time to come.