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NOVEMBER 2011
Hon'ble Member, National Advisory Council, Govt. of India visits KISS
30.11.2011
KISS Champion in All India Rugby Tournament
28.11.2011
Candlelight Prayer for 26/11 Victims Held at KISS
26.11.2011
Director, CGCRI, Kolkata visits KISS
24.11.2011
His Excellency Swiss Ambassador to India visits KISS
24.11.2011
I Wish to Become Brand Ambassador of KISS: Dr. Narendra Jadhav
17.11.11
Dr. H. P. Kumar, CMD, NSIC Visits KISS
17.11.11
Justice N. Santosh Hegde, Hon’ble Former Judge, The Supreme Court of India & Former Lokayukta, Karnataka visits KISS.
08.11.2011
79th Birth Anniversary of Late Pradyumna Bal celebrated at KISS
08.11.2011
02.11.2011

KISS Champion in All India Rugby Tournament

KISS becomes champion in both Under-16 Girls’ and Under-20 Boys’ All India Rugby Tournament held at Ranchi, Jharkhand from 24th to 26th November 2011. In the Girls’ Tournament, KISS won the first league match against Bihar 52-0. KISS girls defeated Jharkhand and YRC 38-0 and 51-0 respectively in the next two league matches. The Semi-final match was played between KISS and Kerala, where KISS won the match 41-0. KISS girls won the Tournament by defeating Jungle Crow by a margin of 26-0.

In Boys’ Tournament, KISS defeated Bihar 49-0 in the first league match. KISS Boys’ defeated Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir in next two league matches. They won the tournament by defeating Bhubaneswar 49-0 in Quarter-final, Jungle crow 23-10 in Semi-final and Future Hope 14-7 in Final.       

Expressing his satisfaction, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS congratulated both the winner teams.

Candlelight Prayer for 26/11 Victims Held at KISS

A candlelight prayer in memory of the brave hearts who lost their lives in 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack was held at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on 26th November 2011. More than 15,000 people, including tribal students of KISS and staffs of KIIT & KISS, participated in the mass prayer held on the occasion of third anniversary of the terror attack. Shri S. N. Sabat, IPS, Inspector General, CRPF, Bhubaneswar and Shri S. K. Mishra, IPS, DIG, CRPF Group Centre, Bhubaneswar graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.

Paying rich tribute to the martyrs who secured Mumbai from the terrorists, Shri Sabat said that such attacks can be curbed with active cooperation of people. In the present situation, it is duty of every citizen to be vigilant, he added. Speaking to the tribal students of KISS, Shri Mishra advised them to follow three ‘D’ – determination, discipline and dedication – for success in life. Shri S. K. Mishra participated in the operation to flush out terrorists holed at strategic locations in Mumbai during 2008 terror attack.

Praying for the victims and martyrs, Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said that people’s resolve to root out terrorism is stronger than ever now. Among others, Dr. P. K. Routaray, CEO, KISS and Dr. Motilal Dash, Director (Academics) were present

I Wish to Become Brand Ambassador of KISS: Dr. Narendra Jadhav

“I wish to become the brand ambassador of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), if given an opportunity by its Founder, Dr. A. Samanta”, said Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Hon’ble Member, Planning Commission and National Advisory Council, Govt. of India during his visit to the institute on 17th November 2011. He had come all the way to visit KISS, the largest tribal institute of the world, and interact with its 15,000 tribal children. Dr. Jadhav went around all the campuses of KIIT, besides gracing an interaction session with the tribal students of KISS. He also visited vocational training centres of KISS and commended efforts of Dr. Samanta for educational and all round development of tribal boys and girls. His visit to KISS was illuminating, he said, while explaining the students about nine secrets of success in life. KISS is the only institute in the whole world that works in the field of development of education and social change, he said. He also unveiled a stone plaque in his honour. Dr. Jadhav is responsible for education, labour, employment, skill development, sports & youth affairs and social justice & empowerment sectors in Five Year Plan of the Central Government. 

Profile: Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Hon’ble Member, Planning Commission and National Advisory Council, Govt. of India   

Dr. Narendra Jadhav is a leading educationist, eminent economist & policy maker, well-known social scientist and best-selling author. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has called Dr. Jadhav, “a role-model for the disempowered millions in our country.” Dr. Narendra Jadhav is currently serving as a Member, Planning Commission (in the rank and status of Union Minister of State). Planning Commission is India’s apex policy-oriented Think Tank chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia as the Deputy Chairman. Dr. Narendra Jadhav has also been appointed as a Member, National Advisory Council (NAC), the apex advisory body, chaired by Smt. Sonia Gandhi. A Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University, USA, he has served in important capacities in past including Vice Chancellor of University of Pune, the largest traditional University in the world, and Principal Adviser and Chief Economist in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He is a prolific writer with 100 research papers 14 books on economic and social issues, including some bestsellers. His books have been translated into 20 languages including 15 foreign languages. Dr. Jadhav has been a recipient of as many as 33 national and international awards for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work.

Dr. H. P. Kumar, CMD, NSIC Visits KISS

Hon’ble Chairman-cum-Managing Director of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), Dr. H. P. Kumar visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on 17th November 2011. He expressed satisfaction over the activities of KISS. Showering praise on various vocational training imparted to KISS students, he said these would help them attain self-sufficiency and help them for economic security. Dr. Kumar, who has been working in the field of self-employment of youths, assured all help for the development of vocational training in KISS. "I would be happy to be an advisor of KISS, if permitted", he said adding that he is keen to take forward vocational training activities of the institute. Dr. Samanta expressed his gratitude to Dr. Kumar for his visit. Among others, Mr. Satvinder Singh of NSIC, Dr. P. K. Routaray, CEO, KISS and Mr. R. N. Dash, Advisor, KIIT & KISS were present.

Profile: Dr. H. P. Kumar, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of National Small Industries Corporation

Dr. H. P. Kumar is the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of National Small Industries Corporation, a Public Sector organization of Government of India. Credited with scripting a remarkable turnaround of National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), he is one of the most successful leaders of India's corporate sector. During the financial year 2009 - 10, the corporation recorded a net profit of about Rs. 2,500 crore. Dr. Kumar is a professional Banker and a Management Expert with Doctorate Degree in Rural Industrialisation. He also held senior positions of Corporate Head of Finance & C.E.O. in public sector corporations. Dr. Kumar’s vision is to provide a common platform to the youth from diverse ecomonic background in the country to become self-employeds or employable.

79th Birth Anniversary of Late Pradyumna Bal celebrated at KISS

The 79th Birth Anniversary of Late Pradyumna Bal, Noted Parliamentarian, Journalist and Founder President of KIIT & KISS was celebrated in KISS premises on 8th November 2011.

Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS; Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Ms. Bratati Bal; Ms. Mamata Mohapatra; Mr. Pratyush Bal, Prof. Ashok S. Kolaskar, VC, KIIT University; Dr. P. K. Routaray, CEO, KISS; Mr. Motilal Das, Director (Academic), KISS; Prof. Arjuu Sahu, Principal, KISS, Mr. D. P. Majumdar, Director, Sports, KISS; and Mr. P. K. Das, Livelihood Director, KISS were present on the occasion.

Paying rich tribute to Late Pradyumna Bal, Dr. A. Samanta, said that contribution of Shri Bal in Odisha politics is unfathomable. His socialistic ideals, struggle and sacrifice for the people, especially for tribal, remain examples for other to emulate. The vision of Late Pradyumna Bal remains a guiding light for KIIT Group of Institutions and KISS, he said. Ms. Mamata Mohapatra, Dr. Ashok S. Kolaskar also spoke on the occasion.

KISS girl in Odisha Sub-Junior Kabaddi team

Kabita Sisha, a Class six student of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been selected in Odisha girls sub junior kabadi team for participating in 23rd National sub junior Kabadi championship scheduled to be held at Hyderabad from 4th to 7th November 2011. The team will visit Hyderabad on 2nd November 2011. Kabita, who belongs to a Bonda primitive tribe comes from Sileiguda of Malkanagiri. It is for the time, a bonda girl has been selected in Odisha Sub-Junior Kabaddi team for participating in National Sub-Junior Kabaddi Championship. Expressing his satisfaction Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT-KISS congratulating Kabita and said, it is a matter of pride that, a Bonda girl is now could able to participate in National level sport. Due to continuous effort of KISS more tribal students would be in most of National level game in near future, said Dr. Samanta.