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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 1:

Assistant Secretary of United Nations and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women Laxmi Puri visited KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) today.

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Addressing the girl students of KISS, she said, “I have never seen such an empowered institution before. The girls you are today and women will become tomorrow, you are and will remain empowered. You will empower your family and community. You will achieve a great success.”

KISS is really exemplary for all of us and UN Women will work with such an exemplary institution, she stated. Thanking Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of the Institute, she noted that KISS is working in the field of gender equality and women empowerment. “It’s a great work done by Dr. Samanta. I am confident that, you will be the change agent to transform the world into a peace and prosperous world without caste, creed, colour and gender inequality,” she added.

Among others, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS; Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Registrar, KIIT University; Dr. P. K. Routaray, CEO, KISS and Dr. P. K. Das, Director were present on the occasion.