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Odisha CM to inaugurate KISS-Kalahandi Residential School on Friday



Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate the Kalahandi branch of the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) KISS-Kalahandi Residential School on Friday. The sprawling eco-friendly and Wi-Fi green campus has come up at Badli under Bhawanipatna Block in the Kalahandi District.

Kalahandi MP Basanta Kumar Panda, Rajyasabha MP Sujit Kumar, Lanjigarh MLA Pradeep Kumar Dishari, and KIIT & KISS Founder and Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta would grace the occasion.

KIIT has built the KISS-Kalahandi campus at an investment of Rs. 50 crore in land and infrastructural development and setting up of mechanized kitchen, a 25-bed hospital, furniture and fixture and other facilities.

The KISS-Kalahandi, with 1,20,000 sq.ft built-up area, is a free residential school like KISS-Bhubaneswar. In the first phase, the school will have the strength of 1200 students from Standard-1 to Standard-12 and provide quality education to poor and underprivileged tribal children of Kalahandi District.

KISS Bhubaneswar is the largest residential School for tribal students in Odisha and the only tribal university in the world founded in 1992 by Achyuta Samanta, a well-known educationist and social entrepreneur.

In 2020, two new campuses came up in Mayurbhanj and Balangir districts and both these campuses were inaugurated by the Odisha Chief Minister. Recently KISS Balasore Branch ‘Emami–KISS’ has been inaugurated by Patnaik.

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