KISS to provide education to Dana Majhi’s daughters; to open branch in Kalahandi

Bhubaneswar, Sep 10: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
(KISS) will provide education to three daughters of Dana Majhi, who was in news
recently for carrying his wife’s body of on his shoulders for 10 km after
ambulance allegedly refused to help.
The decision was taken after many tribal organizations of
Kalahandi district, including Biswabasu Sabar Samaj, District Tribal Society,
All Odisha Banjara Samaj, Tribal Employees Sangram Samiti, and local MLA Capt
Dibyasankar Mishra requested the KISS authorities to take educational
responsibility of Dana’s daughters.
Representatives from these tribal organizations along with
Dana Majhi reached here in KISS on Saturday and formally communicated their
request to Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. KISS authorities
agreed to admit Chandini, Sonei and Pramila, three daughters of Dana Majhi, in
the institute.
The tribal representatives from the district also requested
KISS authorities to open a branch of the institute in Kalahandi. A branch of
KISS will start functioning in Kalahandi from the coming academic year, KISS
authorities hinted. Though the land for this purpose has already been purchased
since 2011, work has not progressed due to paucity of funds. The tribal
organizations from Kalahandi further requested to admit 100 more children from
Dana Majhi’s village and the local area in KISS, which was also agreed to in
Samanta informed the tribal representatives about financial
assistance from Government of Bahrain to Dana Majhi. He has already discussed
with the Ambassador of Bahrain in New Delhi in this regard, he informed. An
amount of Rs. 9 lakh will be given whenever Dana Majhi will visit the Embassy
of Bahrain in New Delhi with a representative of KISS, Dr. Samanta elaborated.
As per advice of the Ambassador of Bahrain, this amount will be deposited as
fixed deposits in the names of daughters of Dana Majhi, he added. 

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