Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (LocalWire) Around two lakh parents and guardians attended the Silver Jubilee Mega Guardians’ Meet of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on its premises.
During the meet, parents and guardians of around 27,000 children who are currently studying at the institute got a chance to take a glimpse of the academic facilities available.
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, and Assam is one of its kind.
Two parallel events were held on Sunday; one at the KISS meeting ground and the other- parents and their wards got a privilege to mingle with the staff of the institution and shared their experiences and views. All alumni members of the institution were also present.
KIIT & KISS founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta the office bearers of all district KISS Adivasi Parents’ Association participated in the events.
In his address, Dr. Samanta said, “Education is the key to development of your family, community and society. All should try to mobilize their community members to send their children to school.”
“KISS has become beautiful due to the beauty of the tribal people. I am happy that more than 2 lakh tribals have joined the guardians’ meet in the silver jubilee year. We are working for the tribal development since 27 years and would continue to do so,” he said.