Jammu Tawi, December 5
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), credited as a reputable NGO with national, regional or international standing by UN, has been approved by United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) after scrutiny of its unparallel work for ‘Association’ with it. KISS, is among 1300 NGOs across world over to get this approval.
KISS will disseminate information and raise public awareness about the purposes and activities of the United Nations and issues of global concern. KISS will get and give support to UN at the international, regional, national and community levels. Few important services provided by UNDPI are the Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference (NGO Relations’ premier event for civil society at the UN), the weekly Briefings, Communication Workshops, orientation programmes, the youth initiative, the Resource Centre and many other events.
It also aims to facilitate an exchange of information and development of partnerships around issues relating to civil society. KISS representatives and two youth representatives (KISS tribal students) will have access to UN Headquarters.
In all open meetings of the United Nations bodies, to which KISS can attend as an observer.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (K.I.S.S), Bhubaneswar (India), is today world’s largest fully-free-fully-residential educational institute and home exclusively for 25000 poorest of the poor tribal children. Rising from abject poverty and deprivation himself with the help of educational empowerment that came to him like providence, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder of the institute, a visionary leader and social reformer, took a decision when he was only 25 years old to quit his job of an academic and embarked on a mission to eradicate poverty by empowering the poor and the deprived children through education and hence created K.I.S.S which has grown to where it stands today.