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KISS Student in Archery Training Camp for Olympics
23.06.2015
 
International Yoga Day celebrated in KIIT & KISS
21.06.2015
Dr. Samanta receives top civilian honour of Bahrain
Award includes certificate, gold medal & $ 1 million cash prize
04.06.2015
KISS Students Excel in +2 Exams
01.06.2015
 
KISS STUDENTS HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!
ASTOUNDING 100% PASS RESULT IN CHSE (ODISHA)-2015 QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
01.06.2015
 

KISS Student in Archery Training Camp for Olympics

In a major achievement, archer Ranjit Naik, a student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), has been identified as a potential medal winner in Olympic Games and included in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympics by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. A high-level Identification Committee of the Ministry recommended Ranjit’s name along with five other archers in ‘Senior Men’ category. The identified athletes would be provided support, which includes funds, competition exposure and training, under the Scheme for preparation for the quadrennial mega event.

Ranjit, who hails from Bhuyan tribe of tribal dominated Mayurbhanj district of Odisha, was selected because of his stellar performance at national and international level in the recent past. He has represent India in the Senior Recurve Round for World Cup Stage 1 in Shanghai, China; World Cup Stage-II Archery Championship in Turkey from 24th May to 1st June 2015; Second Asian Grand Prix Archery Championship in Taipei, China from 16th to 20th October 2014 and World Youth Archery Championship in Wuxi, China from 11th to 20th August 2013, where he won the Silver Medal. Recently, he completed training at Kolkata and proceeded to Patiala for further training.

Congratulating the prodigious KISS archer on the success, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, it was his long standing dream that KISS will one day produce Olympians who would bring laurels for the State and the country, and Ranjit is on the way to fulfill this dream. Students of KISS will continue to bring pride for the institute and the State at national and international level in various sports disciplines, he added.      

Seven years back, Dr. Samanta has first recognized Ranjit’s talent. Since then, he has been grooming him with all amenities, faculties and sophisticated archery equipment, including appointment of a special coach. Such support has resulted in his identification as a potential Olympics medal winner.    

It is a dream come true for Ranjit’s parents - Sukura Naik and Pramila, who are poor farmers. Expressed their happiness, they said, it is incredible that the boy, who once had no food and scope for education, is now set to get a chance in Olympics. It has been possible only due to Dr. Samanta’s support and blessings, they added.     

Members from various tribal communities also congratulated Ranjit for his great success and said, KISS is a unique institute in Odisha where the poor tribal children are getting chance to fulfill their dreams and translate their inherent qualities to reality.

International Yoga Day celebrated in KIIT & KISS

International Yoga Day was celebrated in KIIT & KISS on Sunday. Thousands of Staff, students and teachers of KIIT & KISS assembled at 6:45 am in KIIT ground for practice Yoga. At 7:00am Yoga starts as per schedule of national yoga ceremony. In KIIT the Yoga practice was lead by Founder, KIIT & KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta. Inaugurating the International Yoga Day Dr. Samanta said, Yoga is the only way to free our body and mind from various illnesses. Yoga is a journey through the inner 'self' to connect to the supreme soul. Yoga and meditation are essential for every human as it relaxes mind and resists body, he added.

The United Nations has declared June 21, as the International Yoga Day for the first time. As many as 192 countries were participated in International Yoga Day. It is a matter of pride for all Indians that yoga which is part of our culture is getting such attention on an international platform.

Hundreds of students of KISS were also perform Yoga at KISS. Among others Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC KIIT University, Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar and other dignitaries, staff, students of KIIT & KISS were also joined in International Yoga Day celebration.

Dr. Samanta receives top civilian honour of Bahrain
Award includes certificate, gold medal & $ 1 million cash prize

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, noted social activist and reformer from India, was honoured with ‘Isa Award for Service to Humanity’, a top civilian award of the Kingdom of Bahrain, on June 3, 2015. The “man with Midas touch” received a certificate of appreciation, a 21-K. gold medal and $ 1 million cash prize at the hands of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain at a special ceremony held at Isa Cultural Center, Manama in the august presence of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa; His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister;Deputy Premier and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ‘Isa Award for Service to Humanity’, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa and other high dignitaries.

The honour is in recognition of Samanta’s efforts in social care and education. "Prof. Samanta has based his services to humanity on constant diligence, as he strived to find effective initiatives that would eradicate poverty, hunger, and illiteracy, while working on providing the less fortunate with job opportunities and a better standard of living”, said His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in his keynote address. He termed Samanta’s work, particularly Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), as “a unique, unprecedented and pioneering achievement and an example of giving and selflessness”.  A documentary on the life and accomplishments of the laureate was also screened.

The Award transcends borders and has no regard to restrictions of sect, geography or nationality. Its ultimate goal is encouraging humanitarian services. These are the very values and principles that His Highness the Late Amir of Bahrain, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, upon whom the award has been named, believed in, His Majesty the King stated. This prestigious international award is given every two years to exceptional individuals or organisations whose selfless actions produced long-term benefit to the general public, enhanced efforts in finding solutions to humanitarian and social problems and issues, and adopted creative ideas and theories to raise the standard of life. 

Expressing honour in being granted the Award by His Majesty the King, Samanta, said, it would be a catalyst for him to carry on his work in serving humanity. He extended sincere thanks and appreciation to the people of Bahrain, while dedicating the award to poor and destitute children all over the world. 

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Premier and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ‘Isa Award for Service to Humanity’, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa said, jury decided, unanimously, to grant the award to Samanta for his pioneering and outstanding efforts in saving thousands of children, belonging to various ethnicities and religions, from poverty, homelessness and deprivation and opened up horizons of hope, work and production. The recipient of the award is chosen by an expert panel representing each continent chaired by Swede Jan Paulsson. In a fiercely contested nomination process worldwide, Samanta’s name could clinch the award after physical verification of his creations, home and native place.

It is a matter of great pride for Samanta to be the first ever Indian to put his feet on the Red Carpet spread out for him from the airport to the palace where His Majesty the King greeted him personally along with his Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and other distinguished personalities of the Kingdom. Samanta also had one-to-one meeting with His Majesty the King and the Ministers, besides delivering a one-hour address at the National University of Bahrain.

Senior Royal Family members, Member of the second edition of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity and Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Dr. Jack Diouf, Speaker, Shura Council Chairman, MPs, Chairmen of parliamentary committees, members of the Board of Trustees of the Isa Award for Service to Humanity, governors, senior officers of the BDF, Interior Ministry and National Guard, heads of diplomatic missions, editors-in-chief of newspapers, presidents of charity and social organisations, university students and guests attended the ceremony.

 

KISS Students Excel in +2 Exams

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has posted cent percent result in Science, Commerce and Arts streams for the 7th year in a row in +2 Examinations conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha. Result of the examinations was declared on June 1, 2015. Out of about 1200 students from the institute who appeared and passed the examination, a large number of students achieved 1st and 2nd division, according to the sources.

It is encouraging that the pass percentage of girls is higher than boys. Also students from primitive tribal group like Lodha, Bonda, Kutia Kondh, and Dongaria Kondh have passed in Science, Commerce and Arts streams. It is a rare feat to educate and groom tribal students from remote areas of the State and enable them to achieve cent percent result every year, opined intellectuals. The state's overall pass record is 76%. 

Expressing satisfaction over the result, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that continued success of KISS students year after year has been possible only due to blessings of God, continuous effort of teachers, staff and Chief Executive Officer of KISS. This astounding performance is not seen in tribal schools anywhere in the world. He congratulates each and every pass out students and wishes them a bright academic career ahead. 

KISS STUDENTS HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!
ASTOUNDING 100% PASS RESULT IN CHSE (ODISHA)-2015 QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

12th Board Exam of Council of Higher Secondary Education of Government of Odisha results are out today. I am delighted to understand that continuing the legacy of academic excellence year after year, the students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences have once again posted 100% pass results with meritorious percentages,  majority being in first division, as against state's overall 76% pass results. This astounding performance is not seen in tribal schools anywhere in the world. I congratulate each and every pass out students and wish them a bright academic career ahead. 

(Achyuta Samanta)
Founder - KIIT & KISS