KISS Signs Pact With Navy Welfare & Wellness Association For Tribal Students’ Welfare In Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Indian Navy’s Navy Welfare and Wellness Association (NWWA) on Thursday signed an MoU with the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) to promote the wellness and welfare of tribal students.
The MoU was signed during the visit of the president of NWWA Kala Hari Kumar to the KIIT-KISS campus. Under the pact, KISS will also provide educational enhancement courses through KIIT for the Naval families from the ongoing academic year.
Addressing the students, she said the entry of the children of Naval family to the KIIT group of institutes “will be the anchor that will prepare them for life”. “I am confident that the Naval children will make the most of this and live up to the investment. My heartfelt thanks to the management once again for providing this opportunity,” Kumar said.
Encouraging students of KIIT & KISS to build a career in the armed forces, she said the country needs talented, smart, young men and women. “A career in the armed forces is both aspirational and inspirational. You could look both at the entry as an officer through the National Defence Academy or the Indian Naval Academy or join our sailor ranks”.
Talking about the recently launched Agniveer scheme, Kumar said it will provide the youths with the training exposure and the confidence to excel in any area in life.
Focussing on KISS, the largest tribal institute in the world, she expressed her delight over the “awe-inspiring” work being done at KISS and focus on tribal arts, crafts and linguistics. She said that NWWA will provide a platform for KISS-made products at its outlets across the country.
KIIT-KISS Founder Dr Achyuta Samanta lauded Kumar for the schemes launched during her tenure for the wellness and wellbeing of the masses. He said the warmth displayed by her is like working for a family.
Prof Sasmita Samanta, VC, KIIT DU said both KISS and NWWA will jointly work to promote the welfare and wellness of tribal girls and work towards women empowerment and self-reliance.