Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) has been included in the itinerary of winter study tour-cum-Bharat Darshan of Lal Bahadur Sashtri National Academy of Administration’s (LBSNAA) annual training programme for IAS probationers. It is an important component of the Phase-1 training programme for IAS probationers.
KISS has been included from the current year. Henceforth, IAS probationers will come on a visit to KISS every year to get first-hand knowledge on various activities of the institute. During Bharat Darshan, small groups of IAS probationers, as a part of their training in LBSNAA, involve themselves in various organizations and establishments of central and state government as well as civil society organizations (NGO). They also get a chance to visit rural areas to receive a systematic exposure to the work being done by the civil society organizations.
A group of IAS probationers will come on a three-day visit to KISS in the current year to learn how this largest free residential institution in the world for tribals functions in a systematic manner. They will also get a chance to receive first-hand knowledge about KISS, which s taking care of more than 25000 tribal children in one campus. One nodal officer has been selected to coordinate this programme.
It may be mentioned that, in 2014, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS was invited by Lal Bahadur Sashtri National Academy of Administration to deliver lecture to IAS probationers on poverty eradication, rural development and UN’s Millennium Development Goals. The authority of academy, inspired by Dr. Samanta’s work, decided to include KISS in its annual training programme.