08 January 2020
Baripada: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated the Adani-KISS Residential School at Bankishola here. Initially, the school will have a capacity of 1500 students – catering to under-privileged boys and girls in Mayurbhanj.
The students will get to study in a world class campus, with state-of-the-art infrastructure, smart classrooms and indigenously controlled education.
Naveen also laid foundation stone of infra projects worth Rs 200 crore and inaugurated other projects worth Rs 50 crore for Mayurbhanj district on the occasion. These include drinking water, roads and bridges. The Chief Minister announced Rs 5 crore for development of Baripada Jagannath temple on the occasion.
He added that the State Government will take steps for the development of tourist spots such as Khiching and Debkund in Mayurbhanj.
KIIT, KISS Founder Achyuta Samanta, Gautam Adani, Chairman and Founder of Adani Group , Priti Adani , Chairperson of Adani Foundation and Karan Adani , CEO, Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd were present during the inauguration.
“It is a matter of extreme happiness that the KISS has today established a branch here with the assistance of Adani Group. We all know KISS had done a lot for the education of Scheduled Tribe children in the State. I thank the Adani Group and KISS foundation for their endeavour,” said Naveen.
“Education is the basis of development and my government is committed for the educational development of the tribal children in the State. A total of 6,500 hostels have been set up across the State for this purpose. Over 6 lakh students are currently pursuing their studies by staying in these hostels. Emphasis is being given on quality education in these hostels,” added Naveen.