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68th Republic Day Celebrated in KIIT & KISS
26.01.2017
 
100ft Monumental Flagpole at KISS- KIIT Complex
45 X 30ft National Flag Hoisted
26.01.2017
I’m so thrilled to see KISS: US Consul General
20.01.2017
Mr. Ajay Jadeja, international cricketer visits KISS
15.01.2017
Dream Big, Begin from Small: Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus
09.01.2017
 

68th Republic Day Celebrated in KIIT & KISS

The 68th Republic Day was celebrated in KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) with patriotic fervor. Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS hoisted the National Flag and took salute of the parade that had marching contingents from all constituents of KIIT & KISS, besides NCC cadets. This year KIIT had Dr. Angela Gomes, Magsaysay Awardee and social activist, Bangladesh; Mr. Mounir Ghabbour Hanna, Chairman & CEO, JW Marriote, Renaissance, Sonesta Hotel, Cairo and Prof. C. V. Ramakrishnan, Eminent Scientist & educationist as special guests.

“Students should work towards nation building and all should have progress of our country as their foremost priority”, Smt. Bal said in her address. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, everybody should be aware of one’s duties towards motherland. He advised the students to do something constructive for the nation, apart from their studies.

Among others, Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, Dr. Subrat Acharya, Chancellor-in-Charge, Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar and other senior officials of KIIT & KISS were present. On the occasion, best staff awards of KIIT Group of Institutions for the year 2016 were also given away. Students of various schools of KIIT Group of Institutions and KISS performed cultural programmes.

100ft Monumental Flagpole at KISS- KIIT Complex
45 X 30ft National Flag Hoisted

Mr. Naveen Jindal, President, Flag Foundation of India (FFI) and former MP hoisted a mammoth 45 ft X 30 ft National Flag on a 100 feet monumental flagpole at the Convention Centre in the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KIIT University in the presence of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KISS & KIIT; Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS Society; Padma Bibhushan Mr. Raghunath Mohapatra, eminent Odia sculptor; Dr. Angela Gomes, Magsaysay Awardee and social activist, Bangladesh; Mr. Mounir Ghabbour Hanna, Chairman & CEO, JW Marriote, Renaissance, Sonesta Hotel, Cairo; Mr. Hara prasad Dash, eminent writer  and other dignitaries.

The 100 feet monumental flagpole is the tallest in Bhubaneswar and the second monumental flag by FFI in Odisha after the 207 feet monumental flag installed at Angul. The monumental flag was hoisted on the 68th Republic Day as a part of the 13th anniversary celebration of the historic judgement by Supreme Court of India on January 23, 2004.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jindal said, “Tiranga belongs to all of us equally. When a person displays his national flag, he rises above political, social or religious affiliations. The Tiranga unites us in diversity; it is every citizen’s pride”. He urged all Indians, especially the youth, to proudly display the Tiranga and show love and respect for our National Flag throughout the year. This is the first monumental flag of Bhubaneswar, which will inspire thousands of youths and students of KISS, as well, to go forward and contribute to the nation building, he added.

Dr. Samanta appreciated Mr. Jindal for honouring his commitment before the students made exactly six months ago during his visit to KISS last year. Mr. Jindal had announced to install this monumental flag during his visit to KISS on July 21, 2016. The monumental flag is made of knitted polyester fabric called ‘Deneir Polyester’. The Chakra of the flag is printed by using specialized printing process.

The FFI has also installed 52 more monumental flagpoles of 100 feet high and 12 monumental flagpoles of 207 feet high across the country. In all, FFI has installed 66 monumental flagpoles in India, which is the highest number in the world for a country. Besides India, there are 13 more countries, which have got such monumental flagpoles. 

The concept of the monumental flagpoles in India was conceived and introduced by the founder of the Flag Foundation, Mr. Naveen Jindal on 23rd January 2009. The first monumental flagpole measuring 207 ft. high was installed at Kaithal, Haryana. Mammoth sized National Flag on such lofty height is known as ‘Monumental Flag’, which is not lowered at the sunset as they are adequately illuminated even during night. This was introduced after a policy decision by the Ministry of Home Affairs on 23rd December 2009, which allowed the National Flag to fly day and night on a flagpole of a height of 100 ft. and above with proper illumination.

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.