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KISS hosts 35th Odisha History Congress
22.02.2014
Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn,Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1987) Visits KISS
16.02.2014
Mr. Ajai Shukla, Consulting Editor Business Standard New Delhi Visits KISS
15.02.2014
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for 22 KISS Students
14.02.2014
 
Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of KISS Mayurbhanj
11.02.2014
KISS Boy Bags Best Child Artiste Award
07.02.2014
Dr. Ferid Murad, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 1998 Visits KISS
02.02.2014
Mega Guardians' Meet 2014 at KISS
02.02.2014
 

KISS hosts 35th Odisha History Congress

35th Annual Session of Odisha History Congress has inaugurated at KISSo n 22nd February, 2014. Shri Bhratruhari Mahatab inaugurated the Congress in presence of Prof. P.P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor KIIT University, Prof. N.R. Patnaik, Prof. Subrat Acharya, Prof. Sanjaya Acharya, Prof. Harihar Panda, and Prof. Benudhar Patra.

Prof. D. K. Ganguli, Retired Professor of Viswa Bharati who has worked on historical geography of Odisha, Mahabharata and History of Ancient India delivered the key note address. He provided fresh insight into history of Odisha. Prof. H.S. Pattnaik delivered the "5th K.S. Behera Memorial Lecture". He spoke on length on Religion of Odisha. Besides various aspects of history of Odisha, the O.H.C. also has organised talks on Banking History on State Bank of India; Archaeological Findings on Recent Times by Prof. Rabi Mohanty, Deccan College, Pune and Tribal History by Prof. A.B. Ota, I.A.S. and Prof. R.K. Mishra, Director, Researc, KISS. Prof. Satyendra Patnaik, Rector, KIIT University and Prof. M.M. Sahoo, Principal, KISS also spoke on the occasion.

Prof. Shishir Kumar Panda, Emeritus Professor, Berhampur University has been felicitated, while, Dr. Manas Kumar Dash, was conferred on the Jagannath Pattnaik Memorial Young Historian Award, 2014 during this occasion.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for 22 KISS Students

Ten girls and 12 boys of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have been selected to get Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for the financial year 2013-14. Out of total 64 tribal students selected from Odisha for this prestigious scholarship, 22 are from KISS. Last year 15 students of the institute had won this scholarship. They are presently doing research methodology course work at KISS.

As per notification of the University Grant Commission (UGC), students applied with abstracts on the topics they wished to conduct research in M.Phil. or Ph.D. Subjects included History, Odia, Political Science, Economics, Culture, Plant Biotechnology, Sociology, Education, etc. After a through scrutiny by the UGC, 22 students of KISS were selected to get the fellowship. The will get Rs. 16,000 to Rs. 18,000 per month as fellowship, besides annual contingency as applicable.

Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, success of these students is due to sustained effort by KISS. He congratulated the selected students and thanked all the coordinators for their sincere effort and team work. KISS selects the poorest of the poor students from remote areas to be its students and such achievement is not possible without value-added teaching, opined intellectuals.

KISS Boy Bags Best Child Artiste Award

Dharmendra Pujari, a student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been awarded as the Best Child Artiste by the Govt. of Odisha for the telefilm ‘Kahani Nuhe’. It is a film by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, sponsored by Dr. Iti Samanta and directed by Shri Himanshu Khatua, eminent Director. Dharmendra received the award from Shri Maheswar Mohanty, Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Govt. of Odisha at Utkal Mandap on February 6, 2014 in the presence of Dr. Arabinda Padhi, Commissioner-cum- Secretary, Department of Culture, Govt. of Odisha.

The State Telefilm Award was started in the year 2013. While he got the award for his role of ‘Laxman’, the film ‘Kahani Nuhe’ bagged the Best Telefilm Award. It is for the first time a tribal student has won such a prestigious award.  

Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said it is the first time a tribal boy has made history by winning the Best Child Artiste award in the film sector. It proves that given the chance tribal students can achieve anything, he said, adding that it is a matter of pride for the tribal community. Intellectuals from the community thanked Dr. Samanta and KISS for their effort towards tribal empowerment through education.

Students of KISS have been achieving cent percent success in 10th and 12th board examination every year, besides achieving success in National and International level in sports and other curricular activities. Dharmendra, a student of Class 9, belongs to a poor Paraja family from Nawarangpur District. 

Mega Guardians' Meet 2014 at KISS

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) organized a mega guardians' meet on Sunday, 2nd February 2014. More than 50,000 people, all parents and guardians of tribal students of KISS, attended the meet. They got a firsthand experience of the institute where their wards are studying during the day long programme. 

Assembly of such a large number of tribals representing 62 tribes and 13 primitive tribal communities from all corners of Odisha and other states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Assam, is one of its kind. Like every year, KISS authorities made elaborate arrangements to greet the parents in this mega assembly. These arrangements included their food, shelter and transport.  

Parents and guardians attending the meet expressed their profound gratitude to Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for securing the future of their children through KISS, which provides education from KG to PG, vocational training, food, accommodation and all other basic necessities of life absolutely free of cost to 22,500 tribal children. They were satisfied to see that their children are getting education and care at par with any good public school in a beautiful environment. On the other hand they expressed their unhappiness; as such a large institute in world is managing by only one person Dr. A. Samanta, where there is no support from state or central government to this institute. On the occasion a guardian committee, which is being formed to support KISS and its students unite to appeal government on different difficulties of KISS.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Samanta advised them that only education can ensure a dignified life to them, the traditional way of living is now impossible due to lack of natural resources. Ms. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS, Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary KISS, Dr. P. K. Routaray, CEO, KISS and Mr. P. K. Das, Livelihood Director, KISS also spoke on the occasion. As many as 50 guardians of KISS students, who are high achievers, were felicitated.