eNarada, Bhubaneswar, December 25, 2016
It was a ‘mother of all parents’ meet at the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) as more than 50,000 people; all parents and guardians of tribal students of the institute, participating in the mega guardians’ meet on December 25, 2016 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The assembly of such a large number of tribals representing 62 tribes and 13 primitive tribal communities from all corners of Odisha and some other states like Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Assam, is said to be one of its kind programme in the whole world.
Like every year, KISS authorities made elaborate arrangements, including food, shelter and transport, to host the parents in this mega assembly. They expressed their profound gratitude to Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for securing the future of their children through KISS, which provides education from KG to PG, vocational training, food, accommodation and all other basic necessities of life absolutely free of cost to 25,000 tribal children.
Guardians were satisfied to see that their children are getting education and care at par with any good public school in a beautiful environment.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Samanta advised the parents and guardians that only education can ensure a dignified life to them, as the traditional way of living is now impossible due to lack of natural resources.