Odisha

CM inaugurates residential school for the poor in Odisha

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Posted on 15 Jun 2022
17:48 PM
Spread over 12 acres of land, the school has been built at a cost of Rs 50 crore.

Spread over 12 acres of land, the school has been built at a cost of Rs 50 crore.

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The Emami-KISS Residential School includes a mechanized kitchen and a 25-bed hospital
Economically-challenged students will be provided free education under the CBSE curriculum

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a residential school for poor children in Bhubaneswar on June 13. The Balasore branch of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and Emami have opened this school -- Emami-KISS Residential School -- which was inaugurated virtually. Spread over 12 acres of land, the school has been built at a cost of Rs 50 crore and includes a mechanized kitchen, and a 25-bed hospital. Inaugurating the facility, the chief minister said around 1,200 economically challenged students from Class I to 12 will be provided free education in the school at Remuna in the first phase, under the CBSE curriculum. "KISS has taken the initiative to open free residential schools for the poor and underprivileged tribal children in 30 districts of Odisha. This would strengthen our initiative to give quality education to all children," said Patnaik. He added, "The state government was giving importance to education and is transforming the schools under the 5T initiative. More than 4,000 state-run high schools have so far been transformed with modern facilities." Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department minister, Ashwini Patra, praised the initiative by KISS and Emami. Local MP, Pratap Sarangi; Remuna MLA, Sudhanshu Parida; KIIT and KISS founder, Achyuta Samanta; representative of the Emami group, Susil Goenka and Balasore collector, K Sudarshan Chakravarthy were present at the function.

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