150th Birthday Celebrations of Father of the Nation KIIT & KISS Fraternity pay rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi
Coinciding with the 150th Birthday Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, a Bronze Statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been unveiled on 2nd October, 2019 in front of Campus-6 in commemoration of Father of the Nation in presence of Dr. Maurus Young, President, World Congress of Poets; Prof. Ernesto Kahan, Ist Vice President, World Academy of Arts and Culture; Dr. Maria Eugenia Soberanis, General Secretary, World Academy of Arts and Culture; Dr. Jacob Issac, Executive Member of WAAC; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS; Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, VC and Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro-VC, KIIT DU along with a host of distinguished delegates and dignitaries from across the world.
Welcoming the Delegates and Dignitaries, Dr. Achyuta Samanta evoked the Father of The Nation on the eve of his 150th Birthday. He expressed deep pleasure as KIIT is hosting the coveted World Congress of Poets and laid a focus on the ongoing programmes of 5-day mammoth literary extravaganza. In the context, the Founder gave a new name to the cross section (where the Gandhi Statue is placed) as GandhiChhak (Gandhi Square), at Campus-6.
On this occasion, one Public Library in the name of Mahatma Gandhi and styled as “Karamchand Library” was inaugurated by all the delegates at Campus-6 (basement of Central Library). One poetry library named ‘Kavya’ and another fiction library ‘Kamya’ were also inaugurated. Later on, the delegates joined a huge assemblage of students at KISS and addressed them in commemorating Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti.
Besides, the inauguration of ‘Weeklong Swachhata Abhiyan’, carried out in different campuses of the University, was held at Chintan Building subsequent to the unveiling of the statue. The Founder urged the staff and student not to use plastic in any form with effect from 2nd October 2019.