Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a residential school for tribal children in the city, will provide education to three daughters of Dana Majhi, who was in news recently for carrying his wife’s body of on his shoulders for 10 km after ambulance allegedly refused to help. According to sources, the three daughters of Majhi, Chandini (13), Sonei (7) and Pramila (4) will study in age appropriate classes.
KISS admitted the students after a number of tribal organisations of Kalahandi district, including Biswabasu Sabar Samaj, District Tribal Society, All Odisha Banjara Samaj, Tribal Employees Sangram Samiti, and local MLA Dibyasankar Mishra requested the KISS authority to take educational responsibility of Majhi’s daughters.
Representatives from these tribal organizations along with Dana Majhi visited KISS and met founder of KIIT and KISS Dr Achyuta Samanta here on Saturday.
The ambassador of Bahrain said the amount (Rs. 9 lakh) will be deposited as fixed deposits in the names of daughters of Dana Majhi.
“Considering the request of tribal representatives, KISS will start a branch in Kalahandi from the coming academic session. Though the land for this purpose has already been purchased since 2011, work has not progressed due to paucity of funds,” said Samanta.
The tribal organizations also urged the KISS to admit 100 more children from Dana Majhi’s village and the local area in KISS, which was also agreed to in principle.
Dr. Samanta informed that he has discussed with the Ambassador of Bahrain in New Delhi about the financial assistance announced to Dana Majhi by government of Bahrain.
“An amount of Rs. 9 lakh will be given whenever Dana Majhi will visit the Embassy of Bahrain in New Delhi with a representative of KISS. The ambassador of Bahrain said this amount will be deposited as fixed deposits in the names of daughters of Dana Majhi,” he added.
Courtesy: The Times of India