Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) will provide free education to three daughters of Dana Majhi, who came into limelight after carrying his dead wife on his shoulders for 10 km.
Various tribal organisations from Kalahandi along with Dana Majhi approached Dr Achyuta Samanta (founder of KIIT & KISS) and the authorities to shoulder the educational responsibility of the grief-stricken girls who lost their mother recently.
Following request from organisations like Biswabasu Sabar Samaj, District Tribal Society, All Odisha Banjara Samaj, Tribal Employees Sangram Samiti, and local MLA Capt. Dibyasankar Mishra, Dr Samanta agreed to admit Chandini, Sonei and Pramila in world’s largest residential school for tribals.
A branch of KISS will start functioning in Kalahandi from the coming academic year, KISS authorities hinted.
Though the land for this purpose has already been purchased since 2011, work has not progressed due to paucity of funds, the officials said.
The tribal organizations from Kalahandi further requested to admit 100 more children from Dana Majhi’s village and the local area in KISS, which was also agreed to in principle.