Press Release (11 January, 2017)
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressing the disadvantaged tribal children at the Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India on 9 January, 2017.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus visited the Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India on 9 January, 2017. KISS is a unique organization in whole of India where 25000 children from disadvantaged tribal communities from Odisha and neighboring states get modern residential school and college education .They come here as small children at pre-school level and remain here till they get a bachelor degree with a drop out rare of zero. The institute had a great celebration on the occasion of the visit by Professor Yunus. The big zone of the city which houses the two sister organizations KISS and KIIT ( Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology), comprising of a famous private university , a medical college and hospital and a renowned international school. took a festive look with big festoons displaying the portrait of Professor Yunus. He was received by Dr. Achyuta Samanta , the founder of both KISS and KIIT , and was taken to different parts of KIIT with its total of 30, 000 students including 550 foreign students. This is a premier educational facility in the state of Odisha.