Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2014) visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and interacted with the students on February 23, 2018. He along with his wife Madam Sumedha Kailash went around all campuses of KIIT and all units of KISS.
“It’s a pleasure to see smiling faces of the children here at KISS. Visiting KISS is like pilgrimage. Temple, Mosque and Church all reside in the smiles of these innocent children”, the Nobel Laureate said, while addressing 17,000 girl students of the institute.
“Dr. Samanta had invited me to visit the institute three years back. Happy faces I see today had once faced deprivation, isolation and alienation. They did not enjoy the right to live the life of dignity. These 17000 empowered girls are a powerful picture of Rising India”, Shri Satyarthi said. Education is the panacea for all social and economic ills and the key to development, not only for indigenous population, but for all children, he added.
Shri Kailash Satyarthi is an eminent children’s rights activist and the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan. He shared 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai.
Students of KISS will be greatly inspired to have a personality like Shri Satyarthi amongst them, said Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, while welcoming him. Among others, Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS and Dr. P. K. Routray, CEO, KISS were also present on the occasion.