I’m so thrilled to see KISS: US Consul General
“I am so thrilled to be here with 25,000 students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences”, said Ms. Katherine B. Hadda, U.S. Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad during her visit to the institute on January20, 2017.
Addressing the tribal students, she said, “The U.S. Government has had a long standing relationship with KISS through our English Access Micro Scholarship Programme. The U.S. Government believes that education is the door to a future of success and opportunity and speaking English is the foundation for a good education. You are all very lucky to be studying in an institution like KISS. Many children of your age never get a chance to go to school. Here each one of you is receiving not only a good education, but also skills that will make you professionals once you graduate”.
It is necessary to have to role model to succeed, she told the students, adding that there is no better example to follow than Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder of KIIT & KISS. Stressing on the importance of having good teachers, the U.S. Consul General said, “You can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, the best school in the world, but none of it will make a difference unless you pay attention to your teachers and you put in the hard work it take to succeed”. She advised the students to put the skills they learn here to constructive use. “After you graduate, think of the best use of what you have learnt not only for yourselves, but also for your community and country. Students should start thinking about how you can give back to others and how you can make our world a better place”, Ms. Katherine B. Hadda said.
Among others, Mr. Gabriel Hons-Olivier, Chief, Public Affairs; Mr. Peter McSharry, Chief, Political Economic Affairs of US Consulate General, Hyderabad; Dr. Achyuta Samanta and Dr. P. K. Rautray, CEO, KISS were present.
Dream Big, Begin from Small: Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus
To get success students should think big but start from small work said, Prof Muhhamad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Chairman Grameen Bank and Yunus Centre, Bangladesh. Noble Peace Prize winner Prof. Yunus visited KISS & KIIT on Monday. On this occasion addressing 25 000 tribal students of KISS, he said, Make up your mind, think big and begin work from small. Problems are always in life. Don’t be bothered and try to solve these problems. You can change; you are the pilot of change. We can create the world that we want. If you want your world, you can create. Whole world is full of your age. So, dream big thinks and begin from small to achieve your dream. KISS is a wonder. It is rare in the world. Impossible task has done by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder. He has done something which changes the person, the society, the community and the nation. Dr. Samanta has done it in a skillfull and thoughtfull way. Speaking on the Grameen Bank he said, Grameen Bank began work with very small schemes for poorest of the poor and illiterate women of rural Bangladesh. Now the number of empowered women has reached one crore through this bank. Education should provide to the students in such a way that, they should not be employment seeker, but employment giver. The young boys and girl should be given education to be an entrepreneur, he added. Among others Dr. Achyuta Samnata, Founder, KIIT & KISS; R. N. Dash, Secretary; Dr. P. K. Routary, CEO, KISS were present.