Learn from KISS students: Edu dept officials

ENARADA, Bengaluru, April 5, 2016

The tribal students studying at the prestigious Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) can be role model for any school student, according to the Karnataka state education department officials. “Unlike the urban counterparts, the KISS students had their roots in tribal societies and hailed from remote forests. Most of the indigenous students studying at KISS campus in Bhubaneswar were first timers in their families to get formal education. Despite leading a tough tribal life, the KISS students went on to achieve international repute in sport and academics. So, it is high time the other students emulated the KISS students’ grit and determination to achieve excellence in life,” said Tej Prakash BM, Byadarahalli Cluster Resource person.

Karnataka edu dept officials ask school students to learn from
Tej Prakash BM, Byadarahalli Cluster Resource person addressing students and parents at Gidadakonenahlli Government Higher primary school. Photo by Enarada

During his visit to the Gidadakonenahalli Government Higher Primary School on Tuesday, Prakash said he and his team appreciated the efforts of ‘Art of Giving’ foundation for teaching life skills to the government school students.

He said the students will get a chance to show their expertise during the World Environment day programme organised by Pollution Control Borard on June 5 when the Gidadakonenahalli students are likely to be allotted a couple of stalls to show their exhibits.

The students had organised an exhibition of their craft works (made entire out of the waste which was dumped next to the Gidadakonenahalli school compound) in their campus recently. Impressed by the exhibits, the localites had bought these crafts and gifted sporting and gardening accessories to the students in return. Using these accessories, the students have created a mini garden at Gidadakonenahalli school by planting neem and other useful saplings.


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