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Dongaria Kandh Student of KISS Selected for US Visit
28.05.2014
 
KISS Boy Ranjit Naik Selected for Olympic Training Camp
24.05.2014
 
KISS Students in Kings XI’s Fan Club
08.05.2014
 

Dongaria Kandh Student of KISS Selected for US Visit

Jayanta Majhi, Odisha’s primitive tribe Dongaria Kandh student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been selected for US Cultural Immersion Institute. It is a US Department of State Programme implemented by World Learning. Jayanta will travel to US on May 31, 2014 and will back on 23rd June. During his trip to the US Cultural Immersion Institute Jayanta will attend workshops on leadership and Global issues, complete a home-stay with a US family and visit US landmarks including Washington Monuments and the Statue of Liberty. US World Learning will take full financial responsibility for Jayanta during his stay. Jayanta got this opportunity by achieving success in the subjective examination of US Embassy.

Jayanta is the first Dongaria Kandh tribal student to visit US from Odisha. He hails from a remote village Jira Gaon of Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi District of Odisha. His father Gobind Majhi is a very poor fellow and he depends on nearby forests for their livelihood by collecting and selling of forest products. Due to financial hardship of his family, Jayanta left his study and helped his father. With the help of some generous people of the locality, Jayanta came to KISS in 2008 and now he is in class 9th. Dongaria Kandh Tribal community show their happiness after knowing about Jayanta’s US visit.

For his success, he thanks KISS and its founder Dr. A. Samanta and said, all these possible only by KISS and the effort of its founder. Expressing his satisfaction Dr. Samanta said, it is a matter of great pride for KISS, Dongaria Kandh tribal community and Odisha to have a tribal student from the state who is visiting US for the first time. Jayanta will interact with very important persons and will promote KISS and tribal culture of Odisha in US, he added.

KISS Boy Ranjit Naik Selected for Olympic Training Camp

Ranjit Naik, a +2 2nd year Arts student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), has been selected by the Archery Association of India for the Advanced Training Camp being organized by the World Archery Federation to be held at Bangkok, Thailand from 6th to 20th June 2014. The camp will help him prepare for the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China in August 2014. His coach Mr. Rajesh Hansdak from KISS will accompany him.

Meanwhile, the 3rd Tata National Ranking Archery Tournament (TATA NRAT)-2014 will be held at SAAP Sports Complex, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh from 26th May to 2nd June 2014. Only Ranjit Naik has been selected to participate in the above tournament from Odisha. He will participate in Sub-junior, Junior & Senior Category. 

Selection of Senior & Junior Teams of India for forthcoming International events would be made from among these archers of this tournament. Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated Ranjit and wished his great success in the Youth Olympic Games.

KISS Students in Kings XI’s Fan Club

Tribal students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) are included in Fan Club of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab. More than 300 tribal students of KISS enjoyed the match between Kings XI and Chennai Super Kings at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. They cheered the players of Kings XI, which has Barabati Stadium as its home ground. The students were provided with team jersey and food free of cost by Kings XI management. Kings XI won the match and scored 231/4 runs in 20 over, which is highest run in this IPL season so far. KISS students congratulated the players of Kings XI for this achievement and prayed to Lord Jagannath for their success in the forthcoming matches of this IPL season. They also expressed gratitude to Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul, promoters of Kings XI, Punjab. Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS thanked the promoters of the team for providing a unique platform to tribal children to bring a smile on their faces.

This was an initiative of Kings XI Punjab. Promoters of Kings XI Punjab said, “We are very happy to be able to provide a platform to the tribal kids from Odisha to interact with their favorite cricketers and host them at the Cuttack stadium. We are also honored to have partnered with Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences for this initiative and the work that they do is truly aspiration and commendable. We urge everyone in India to take a step forward and work towards the development of these kids as there is an urgent need to do more towards upliftment of this section and enable them to join the mainstream society.”