It is about the Joy of Giving that has manifested itself during the hours of need and that too at a time, as crippling as the pandemic, the sharing of a morsel matters.
No Class Barriers
Right from patients to the thousands of migrant workers, people in jeopardy and people gasping for basic needs in containment zones, to slums, it is the helping hands of KIIT & KISS gave the healing touch. It is no mere task that his (Dr. Samant’s) initiative took off in time to provide cooked and dry food to the needy in almost 13 districts of Odisha.
Staff members have joined together to undertake such a massive task with the support of the respective district administrations.
As the lockdown and shutdowns got imposed the task gets harder to operate within the SOPs.
Besides the above locations KIIT & KISS made their reach into the interiors in and around the capital city Bhubaneswar and cooked food were provided to the inmates Buddha Nagar Leprosy Colony, Jagannath Leprosy Colony, Keharinagar Swapna Trust and Blind Association in Satya nagar. It all started in May 5 2021 that would continue till 19th May of the second wave.
Taking Up Study with Stimulus
Meanwhile, we cannot lose sight of the student community that has faced the brunt no less and it still continues to suffer. All academic processes have remained disrupted for over one year now. KIIT Deemed to be University, which has been recognized as an Institution of Eminence by the Govt. of India, has 30,000 students from all parts of India and over 50 countries. Responding swiftly to the challenge, KIIT Deemed to be University was the first university in the country to start online classes right from the outbreak of the pandemic.