Bhubaneswar: Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate on Friday visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and interacted with the students.
He along with his wife Sumedha Kailash went around all campuses of KIIT and all units of KISS.
“It’s a pleasure to see smiling faces of the children here at KISS. Visiting KISS is like a pilgrimage. Temple, Mosque and Church all reside in the smiles of these innocent children”, the Nobel Laureate said, while addressing 17,000 girl students of the institute.
“Dr Samanta had invited me to visit the institute three years back. Happy faces I see today had once faced deprivation, isolation and alienation. They did not enjoy the right to live the life of dignity. These 17000 empowered girls are a powerful picture of Rising India”, Satyarthi said.
Education is the panacea for all social and economic ills and the key to development, not only for the indigenous population but for all children, he added.
Kailash Satyarthi is an eminent children’s rights activist and the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan. He shared 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai.