Girl child is like rays of Sun. Just as Sun rays bring happiness among all living beings on the Earth, the birth of a girl child brings happiness and prosperity in the society. Sun rays are the source of all living beings. Similarly, the future generation lies in a girl child. There is a sloka in Sanskrit Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra Devata, yatraitaastu na pujyante sarvaastatrafalaah kriyaah. This means: Where women are respected, even Gods like to reside there; and where they are disrespected, all actions remain unfruitful. By God’s abode we mean divine qualities, good ideals, peace and harmony. In this regard, KISS in association with UN Women and Kalinga Fellowship, is going to organize a ‘Campaign to Stop Violence against Women and Girl Child‘ in 30 districts of Odisha from 3rd to 8th June 2018 in the name of ‘Kanya Kiran‘.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, is a home for 27,000 indigenous children who are provided comprehensive education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation, besides skill development, vocational and sports training in a fully-free and fully-residential setting. KISS started modestly with only 125 students in 1992-93. It has now grown enormous with 27,000 existing students, 12000 alumni and 12000 students in its satellite centers across 10 districts of Odisha. It has ushered a silent revolution, transforming millions of lives.
Since its inception, KISS has been striving for a safer and sustained future for the present and coming generations. It has led the way due to its best practices and magnificent foundational culture. KISS ecosystem includes students, alumni, parents and guardians as well as people associated and inspired by it. This ecosystem ushers in change – social and common good for the people – and each constituent is Changemaker. Marching ahead to villages and effecting behavioural and sustained changes at the grassroots is a powerful initiative.
For last five years, during the summer break, the students of KISS and their parents engage themselves in awareness programmes on important social issues. This year 27,000 students of KISS along with their parents and 3,000 women staff of KIIT & KISS are campaigning on the theme “Kanya Kiran” to Stop Violence against Women and Girl Child.
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