September 2016
World Heart Day celebrated in KIMS 29.09.2016
KISS Awarded Platinum Star for NGO Transparency 27.09.2016
NSS Day celebration at KIIT University 24.09.2016  
Candle March by KIIT Law Students for Commandant Pramod Kumar 17.09.2016  
Regional Audition for KIIT Nanhipari Little Miss begins 03.09.2016  
UN Asst. Secy. General Visits KIIT & KISS 01.09.2016

News & Events

World Heart Day celebrated in KIMS

World Heart Day was celebrated in the department of Cardiac Science, Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital, KIMS on 29th Sept 2016. Eminent Cardiologists, Dr. J. P. Dash, Dr. H. N Mishra, Former Head of Cardiology, SCB Medical College, Dr. R. N. Samanta, CEO, KIMS, Dr. B. C. Das, Director, School of Medicine, KIMS, Dr. Panchanan Sahoo, HoD Cardiology, KIMS, Cardio-Surgeon, Dr. B. B. Mishra were present on the occasion. Earlier in the morning an awareness rally was organized by the department of Cardiac Science from Patia to KIMS followed by a free heart check up camp.

 Chief Guest, Dr. J. P. Dash focused on this year's celebration theme, ‘First Medical Contact (FMC) in Chest Pain'. He spoke on the importance of knowledge on the functioning of the heart and how to prevent heart diseases. Not only heart disease, but hypertension and diabetic should also be treated properly and on time. Dr. H. N. Mishra stressed on creating general awareness among the people. He said that the awareness message should propagate properly to the common masses. 

Dr. K. P. Tripathy, Professor in Medicine, KIMS, Dr. Subasis Mishra, Consultant Cardiologist, KIMS, Dr. S. S. Mishra, Professor, Cardiology, Hi-Tech MCH were among the eminent speakers of different CME Sessions of the day

KISS Awarded Platinum Star for NGO Transparency

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been awarded the Guide Star India Champion Level-Platinum Certification by Guide Star India for NGO Transparency (Financial Transparency) on September 27, 2016. The award was given by GuideStar India at a special programme in Mumbai. More than 51,400 NGOs had applied through mail and workshop for GuideStar India Transparency Awards 2016. Only 307 organisations emerged winners at various levels. KISS is one of the 14 Platinum winners. Earlier, KISS had won Gold star award for its financial transparency.

This recognition follows KISS’ inclusion recently in the Top 500 NGOs in the world, widely regarded as the ‘non-profit Ivy League’, and top 10 NGO’s in India by the Geneva-based organization, NGO Advisor. As part of its commitment to maintain the highest level of transparency, KISS always publishes its accounts details, annual report and all other relevant information on its website, besides filing these documents regularly with authorities concerned. It is matter of pride that KISS has achieved Platinum certification despite being an NGO of only 20 years.

The award acquires added relevance as recently Hon’ble Supreme Court of India had noted that only 8% to 10% about 31 lakh NGOs in India filed their accounts with the Registrar of Societies, detailing their receipt and expenditure. KISS has always fulfilled all its regulatory obligations, maintaining the highest level of transparency in all sectors, including finance. KISS got Platinum award along with only 14 other Indian NGOs.

GuideStar India launched the GuideStar India NGO Transparency Awards to recognise organisations that practice and voluntarily demonstrate their transparency and accountability in the public domain. While there are many awards for NGOs, there is a need for awards to recognize transparency level of civil society organisations to inspire greater trust in their work and garner support for their cause. As many as 717 applications were received out of which 307 were declared winners.

NSS Day celebration at KIIT University

NSS day was celebrated in the university on 24th September with full enthusiasm. Like every year, this day was marked with a week-long schedule of programs, competitions and events during 18th to 24th September. Inter orphanage competitions were held in order to enhance their confidence and provide a platform to showcase their talent in various fields like Painting, Dancing, Singing, Sports, Mono-Acting.

Cleanliness is the need of the hour, not missing this opportunity, KIIT NSS Volunteers organised 'SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAAN' in the university campus and also went for planting over hundreds of saplings in KISS CAMPUS. Ways to tackle persisting complications of the society like Gender Discrimination, Inequality, Corruption were beautifully displayed via NUKKAD NATAK organised by NSS volunteers. Winners of all inter-orphanage competitions & the best volunteers of KIIT NSS Bureau in the session 2016 were felicitated by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS.

Candle March by KIIT Law Students for Commandant Pramod Kumar

The students of School of Law, KIIT University organised a candle march followed by a condolence meeting in memory of the martyred Commander Commandant Pramod Kumar. Commandant Pramod was the Commanding Officer of 49th Battalion CRPF. He made the supreme sacrifice for nation in Nowhatta Jammu and Kashmir on 15th of August 2016. He was a brilliant officer and had received the Director General's Commendation letter. He was also deputed in the SPG in Prime Minister's Security. Pramod Kumar left his wife Neha, 7 year old daughter Aarna and his old father.

The event was attended by Mr. T. N. Khuntia, DIG GC, CRPF Bhubaneswar along with S.K. Tigga, DIG, CRPF (who was also posted in Kashmir for sometime) and an Assistant Commandant of the CRPF battalion stationed at Bhubaneswar. Vice Chancellor of the KIIT University, Prof P. P. Mathur, Director and Dean, School of Law, KIIT University were also present at the condolence meeting. All the officials of the CRPF and KIIT University and more than 500 students of the Law School paid their tributes to the martyred IPS officer. The candle march was followed by a video made by the law school students in memory of the martyred commander.

Regional Audition for KIIT Nanhipari Little Miss begins

Regional auditions for the much awaited KIIT Nanhipari Little Miss India Competition has started from Bhubaneswar.Participants from various parts of Odisha participated in Regional audition held at KIIT premises on Saturday.The regional auditions will be held in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jammu,Delh and Gawahati on 10th, 11th, 17th,18th and 25th of September respectively. Similarly auditions in Kolkata and Lucknow will be held on 1st October while auditions in Mumbai,and Patna will be held on 8th and 15thOctober respectively.     "Nanhipari" is a talent show for teenage girls between the age group of 13-16 years. It had a modest start in 2001 in a remote and small tribal town of Keonjhar District of Odisha. In a short time-span of just 15 years, it has become a national event of repute, touted as the 'Little Miss India' competition, the only one of its kind.

Many attractive prizes have been introduced in the 16th edition of the competition this year. The Prize Money for the winner is Rs. 15 lakh - Rs. 3 lakh cash prize and 100% academic fee waiver subject to a maximum of Rs. 12 lakh for studying in any discipline in KIIT University. The 1st Runners Up would win Rs.7 lakh – Rs. 1 lakh cash prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 6 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University. Similarly, the 2nd Runners Up would get Rs. 6.5 lakh – Rs. 50,000/- Cash Prize and 50% academic fee waiver subject to maximum of Rs. 6 lakh for studying any discipline in KIIT University.

There are various categories for the participants such as Miss Rapunzel - girl with most beautiful hair, Miss Photogenic - girl with best pose in photoshoot round, Miss Selfie  - Maximum likes on facebook page, Miss Fashion  girl with best costume in both rounds,  Miss Whizkid girl with highest marks in quiz round, Miss Cindrella  girl having best personality, Miss Urvasi girl with Best Talent, Miss Catwalk girl with best ramp walk, Miss Monalisa most beautiful girl with most beautiful smile, Miss Active  - most active girl in sports round.

Participants need to carry printout of the filled in Application Form downloaded from the website along with the other required documents at the time of registration. Schedule for Regional Auditions: For details participants can log on in

UN Asst. Secy. General Visits KIIT & KISS

Ms. Laxmi Puri, Hon’ble Asst. Secretary of United Nations and Dy. Executive Director, UN Women visited KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on September 1, 2016. Addressing the girl students of KISS, she said, “I have never seen such an empowered institution before. The girls you are today and women will become tomorrow, you are and will remain empowered. You will empower your family and community. You will achieve a great success”.

KISS is really exemplary for all of us and UN Women will work with such an exemplary institution, she stated. Thanking Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of the Institute, she noted that KISS is working in the field of gender equality and women empowerment. “It’s a great work done by Dr. Samanta. I am confident that, you will be the change agent to transform the world into a peace and prosperous world without caste, creed, colour and gender inequality”, she added. 

Among others, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Shri R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS; Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar, KIIT University; Dr. P. K. Routaray, CEO, KISS and Dr. P. K. Das, Director were present on the occasion.