Bhubaneswar 21st September 2017 (By Biswaranjan Mishra)– Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has congratulated Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) for becoming a Deemed University. In a historic move last month, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India had declared KISS as a Deemed University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, making it the first and largest Tribal University in India and the entire world exclusively for tribal students. The way KISS is trying to change the lives of tribal people in a positive way by providing education is very important, wrote the Prime Minister in his congratulatory letter. Babasaheb Ambedkar had always given importance on this kind of upliftment through education of tribal, Dalits and other backward classes, he mentioned. Education can change their lives for the better and it is essential that all should strive for the development of the tribals. For their development the Union Government has implemented Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, which is providing them education, health and livelihood. KISS will play a major role in creating awareness among the tribal people about different plans of government, he hoped, while congratulating the institute for achieving this important landmark. Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for his good wishes and encouragement.