Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021along with KIMS and KISS. On this occasion, the KIIT will provide the free COVID-19 vaccination to its women staff.
While addressing the people through video conferencing Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said- “The more the women are empowered, the greater will be the development of the society, state, and nation. Women employees have made significant contributions to the growth of KIIT, KIMS, and KISS as a whole. From extending employment to women to giving them free hand in carrying out their duties at the top executive level of the institute, we have substantiated the true meaning of women empowerment.”
Later Dr. Samanta announced that all the women employees of KIIT Group of Institutions & KISS will get Covid vaccine free of cost. Even a Women Forum will be established at KIIT to look after the welfare of the women employees and girl students of KIIT Group of Institutions & KISS.
Dr. Samanta added that education is the bedrock of women’s empowerment and unless ample opportunities are given to women, their all-around development can’t even be imagined.
The chief speaker, Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary-General, Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and National Commissioner- Rangers at Bharat Scouts & Guides said that more women are now aspiring to get educated as a result of special schools, colleges, and universities established to serve their purpose. To empower women, awareness plays a vital role, she said, adding that the objectives of Women’s Day should be carried out throughout the year instead of a single day notionally.
Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, KIIT-DU, and Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro-Vice-Chancellor also spoke on the occasion. Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar proposed the vote of thanks.
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