Appreciation galore on the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences by the five Union Ministers who visited it and got a firsthand experience of its scale and scope.
Shri Rajnath Singh , Minister of Home Affairs of India appreciated the KISS model and explained that Education is the effective way to counter violence. As students of KISS mostly hail from Left Wing Extremist areas, he thanked KISS for its cause of educating the poorest of the poor and abjuring violence.
While Shri . Prakash Javadekar , Minister of Human Resource Development called KISS as the manifestation of New India, aspiring India and Shining India. Shri . Venkaih Naidu, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting said that visiting KISS was an incredible experience. He said that he was seeing the India envisaged by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. He appreciated the struggle of Dr. Achyuta Samanta in creating such a novel institution , which has grown from 125 students in 1992-93 to 25000 students now.
Shri Vijay Goel , Minister of State ( Independent Charge), Youth Affairs and Sports dedicated a Sports Authority of India’s Extension Centre at KISS. He was amazed to see 25000 students at a same place. Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste , Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare who had visited KISS earlier said that it is an amazing effort.
“ I am thankful to the Ministers for visiting KISS. Their powerful words motivate 25000 students at KISS”, said Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the merchant of hope, who made it possible for 25000 students to dream and the power to chase the dream.