Adani KISS Residential School inaugurated in Baripada
Adani-KISS Tribal Residential School was inaugurated today at Bankishole, Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha by Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha on 8th January 2020. On this occasion Shri Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group; Shri Sudam Marandi, Minister, Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Odisha; Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Member of Parliament (LS), Mayurbhanja; Smt. Sarojini Hembram, Member of Parliament (RS); Shri Prakash Soren, MLA, Baripada; Dr. Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation; Sh. Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer & Director, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. and Dr. Achyutananda Samanta, Founder, KISS and KIIT were present.
Addressing the gathering Dr. Priti Adani said,
Education is the most powerful tool for social transformation. She underlined that it will begin of a new chapter of hope and empowerment in the lives of tribal people of Mayurbhanj through Adani- KISS Residential School.
In his welcome address Dr. Achyuta Samanta said that KISS that started 28 years back has become the largest tribal institution and the first Tribal University in the world. More than thirty thousand students are currently pursuing their education from KG to PG, while twenty thousand students completed their education successfully and place in different sectors. It is not important for KISS that, 60 thousand students are getting education; it is more important that, it has created awareness among more than 60 lakh tribal students of Odisha and other states of India, he added. He also stated that when KISS started with 125 students in 1992-93, all the students were from Mayurbhanj.
In the first phase fifteen hundred students of Mayurbhanj district will be enrolled from standard I to XII. The pass out students of standard XII from Adani-KISS can pursue their higher education in KISS Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Also it has been decided by KISS, that only the candidates of Mayurbhanj will get employment in Adani-KISS. Adani-KISS is fully equipped with all modern facilities. Adani-KISS is established on 50 acres of land with complete financial support of Adani Foundation, Dr. Samanta said.
On this occasion a 50 beded hospital in Adani-KISS campus was inaugurated by Dr. Priti G Adani. The hospital will serve the students, staff of Adani-KISS as well as the common people of Mayurbhanj district. The 24 x 7 hour hospital is managed by the Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bhubaneswar, Odisha. As many as 20 thousand people from across Mayurbhanj district were present in the programme even on the day of strike.
Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble CM of Odisha appreciated the work done by KISS in the realm of tribal education and highlighted the role of Education as the key to development and real empowerment. Education has brought transformation in the lives of tribal people, he added.
Highlights from the speeches:
Shri Vineet Bhardwaj, District Collector, Mayurbhanj
We hope and believe that the Adani-KISS Residential School will lead to holistic and quality education among the tribal youth of Mayurbhanj.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, MP, Kandhamal and Founder, KIIT and KISS
KISS started with 125 students in 1992-93. All the students were from Mayurbhanj. Mayurbhanj is is very fortunate for us. Today is the red lettered day in the history of KISS, Baripada and tribal community. It is the first satellite centre of KISS.
Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation
We are beginning a new chapter of hope and empowerment in the lives of tribal people of Mayurbhanj through Adani- KISS Residential School.
Poignant Testament to the Reflection of Empowerment in Odisha
- MBC College of Baripada
- First Medical College of Odisha
- Chariot of Subhadra pulled by women alone
We are happy to add something valuable to the legacy of Mayurbhanj. I see the reflection of your vision in the exemplary work demonstrated by Dr. Achyuta Samanta. The fact that KISS has become the largest residential tribal school of the world speaks volumes on the selfless service and dedication towards the cause. Your belief that no child should be out of school resonates with Adani’s vision of accessible and quality Education. Now, its time for the corporate to join hands with the NGO’s to realise the nation’s dream and achieve SDGs. Education is the most powerful to bring about social transformation.
Prakash Soren, MLA, Baripada
Dr. Samanta has created history in the lives of the tribal people. He comes from a modest family and has done great work by his passion and determination.
Shri Bishweswar Tudu, MP, Mayurbhanj
The children of Mayurbhanj are the fortune tellers as the first 125 students were from Mayurbhanj. KISS doesn’t only give education but focusses on the holistic development of children.
Smt. Sarojini Hembram, MP, Rajya Sabha
Big thanks to Dr. Samanta and Adani Foundation for setting up this school in Mayurbhanj. Above all, my thanks to Shri Naveen Patnaik who has always handheld us for empowerment.
Mr. Sudam Marndi, Minister, Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Odisha
Keep marching ahead, Dr. Samanta. We will be with you eternally, tribal people and human society.
Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble CM of Odisha
KISS has done a great work and earned name for the education of tribal. Education is the key to development. Education is a real empowerment. It has brought transformation in the lives of tribal people.