Important Personalities Visit KISS
Important dignitaries like The Right Honourable Mr. Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development, The United Kingdom; His Excellency Mr. James David Bevan, British High Commissioner to India; Mr. Sam Sharp, Head, DFID, India and Ms. Promila Sibal, Eminent Social Activist and Wife of Mr. Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Communication, IT & HRD visited KISS on 15th December 2011.
Speaking to 15,000 tribal students of KISS, Mr. Mitchell said that it is heartening to see that girls constitute almost half of the student mass of the institute. Britain and India are working together to develop the society through education, he said. Hailing KISS as a wonderful opportunity for underprivileged children to get education, he showered lavish praise on its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta for the noble initiative. “You are the most fantastic person, I have ever seen. You are an inspiration for me. I'm honoured to meet you”, Mr. Mitchell remarked.
KISS is striving to bring tribal boys and girls into the mainstream society, said Mr. Bevan. It is the second visit of the British High Commissioner to India to KISS. He had interacted with the students of the institute during October this year. Mr. Sharp described various activities of DFID in Odisha for the development of agriculture, infant and maternity health and primary education.
Ms. Promila Sibal, during her exclusive visit to KISS, interacted with 15,000 students of KISS and thanked Dr. Samanta for his noble effort. She said that that Right to Education is being implemented in KISS in a proper sense. Dr. Samanta expressed gratitude to the visiting dignitaries and thanked them for their encouraging words.