An institute on the lines of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar will be set up in Maharashtra soon. The new institute will be known as Lions Choice KISS Residential School and it will work for the upliftment of poor underprivileged tribal children of the state. The foundation stone laying ceremony was held on 17 June 2018 at Jambha Village in Vikramgad Taluka of Palghar district, located just 100 KM from Mumbai. The school is most likely to start it’s functioning from the next academic session.
Palghar is primarily tribal dominated district, where the young boys and girls don’t have access to good schools and are deprived of quality education. To address this challenge, KISS will lead the way by starting its branch in collaboration with Lions Mumbai Choice Foundation under the leadership of CA Sunil Patodia, District Governor, 3231, Lions Club. The infrastructure and establishment costs will be borne by the Foundation for which an initial investment of 60 Crores will be made. 5000 underprivileged boys and girls will get a new lease of life through the School which is based on fully free, fully residential format.
On the occasion of Foundation Laying ceremony Dr. Samanta said, for last five years, I have been thinking and planning to open a branch of KISS for the underprivileged children in Maharashtra. Finally, my long cherished dream of empowering the underprivileged children in Maharashtra is coming true. It is only possible because of the love and concern of Shri Patodia, he added.
Apart from this, Dr. Samanta also inaugurated a Community toilet complex at Vartak Asahat, village adopted by Lions Club of Heritage Galaxy and Leo Club of Heritage Galaxy. He also graced the launching ceremony of ‘Unique Bharat’ a book by Shri Bhagwat Parivar, Mumbai as the Chief Guest.