KISS Residential School will be opened in Mumbai after Delhi and Kolkata. An MoU was signed between KISS and Choice Welfare Foundation of Mumbai to set up Choice – KISS Residential School in Mumbai, Maharashtra on 16th January 2022. Sunil Patodia signed the MoU on behalf of the Choice Welfare Foundation while Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS signed the MoU on behalf of KISS. This will greatly benefit the vulnerable, marginalized, and tribal students of Maharashtra.
Mr. Patodia, a long-time well-wisher of Dr. Samanta had been expressing his interest to set up KISS in Maharashtra for a long time. In the meantime, Mr. Patodia has arranged 25 acres of land for Choice- KISS in the outskirts of Mumbai and he has also arranged funds from various sources for the building of infrastructure for Choice-KISS. Choice Welfare Foundation will bear all the costs for Choice-KISS. This Residential School will be started in the coming year.
On the occasion of the MoU signing ceremony, Mr. Patodia said, I am a great admirer of Dr. Samanta and his works towards society. He is a role model for us. Many poor, underprivileged kids are not getting a proper education in Maharashtra. They have inner qualities, but they need proper education. So I have had a dream to set up KISS in Maharashtra for the last five years. Today my dream has been fulfilled and this will be a big beginning. We will work together for society in the coming years.
On the occasion, Dr. Samanta said, I am happy that all have recognized KISS as a successful model. He also said it is the pride for Odisha that KISS has been set up in three metropolitan cities of India. KISS-Delhi has been working since 2013 while infrastructure work of HUHT-KISS Residential School in collaboration with HelpUs Help Them has been completed. Now KISS will be set up in Mumbai. Among others Kirti Ajmera, CEO, Ajmera Properties; Paras Jain, Chairman, Ruchira Exports; Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice-Chancellor, KISS Deemed to be University; Prof. Sasmita Samanta, VC, KIIT Deemed to be University; Dr. P.K. Routaray, CEO, KISS and Dr. Kanhu Charan Mahali, Director General, KISS were also present.