Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy said he was literally bowled over after visiting the Bhubaneswar-based campus Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). Speaking to media after addressing the indigenous students, Rudy said, “We all including politicians, social workers, industrialists, entrepreneurs should learn from Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the founder of KISS. It is really eye opener for all as to how a simple man single-handedly has made a huge organization and giving free education including healthcare facility and free accommodation to thousands of poor tribal students. Dr. Samanta is a role model for all. I am humbled after seeing KISS. I have visited many places and institutions, but none like KISS. This is the most spectacular educational initiative for the tribal poor. Such selfless service by an individual is unimaginable.”
After visiting various departments and units of KISS and interacting with 25,000 tribal students, Mr Rudy said he will extend all the support to KISS for its initiative to skill India and make in India from his ministry. He also said the Prime Minister may also soon visit the world’s largest tribal school. “I am sure that our beloved Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi will also come here, “he added.