A statue of the Father of the Nation was unveiled at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) by Gandhi Global Family (GGF) on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Eminent Gandhian social workers participated in the programme and threw light upon Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. Addressing 15,000 tribal boys and girls of KISS, they said that KISS has been able to fulfil Gandhiji’s dreams. Reaching benefits of literacy and education to deprived sections of the society was Gandhiji’s dream, and KISS has been able to fulfill this dream today, the guests remarked. They advised students to follow the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. A. Samanta, National Secretary of Gandhi Global Family and Founder, KIIT & KISS informed about the initiatives taken by Gandhi Global Family for wide publicity of Gandhiji’s ideals through various programmes. It may be mentioned that Odisha Chapter of Gandhi Global Family has been undertaking various programmes every year in the areas of peace and amity, Gram Swaraj, removal of social vices, etc. in order to take Gandhian thinking and values to the people. Dr. Bimalendu Mohanty, Journalist Pradosh Patnaik, Surendra Das, Dr. Shashanka Chudamani, Dilip Hali, Social worker Rabi Behera, Priyadarshi Mishra, State Coordinator of GGF Dr. Dilip Srichandan, Surya Mohanty and Chinmay Sundar Das were among those present.