Two Class 8th students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have been selected to attend "US Cultural Immersion Institute-2014" for the teachers and students of English Access Micro-Scholarship Programme.
Out of 15 English Access Micro Scholarship Programme run institutes in India and Pakistan, 65 students from seven institutes of India have been selected for the course.
They include two from KISS - Bhutal Hansdah and Shantilata Murmu - founder of KISS and KIIT, Achyut Samant told reporters.
Both are good students and joined KISS in Class-6. Bhutal, who belongs to Shantal Tribe of Athapada village under Khunta Block of Mayurbhanj District, has lost his parents, while his brother and sisters are daily labourers.
In such a condition, he came to KISS to study in Class-6. Shantilata is also from a poor tribal family whose parents are daily labourers. She is from Panchugochhia of Keonjhar District of Odisha, Samant said.
Both joined English Access Micro Scholarship Programme for last three months. They have been selected by the US Consulate by merit of their performance in English Language.
Bhutal and Shantilata expressed gratitude to KISS and its founder A Samanta for good education, care and motivation they received at KISS.
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