The school celebrated its 7th Foundation Day on 02nd July 2013

KiiT International School celebrated its 7th Foundation Day on 2nd July amidst much enthusiasm and fanfare. Hon'ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr. M. Mangapati Pallam Raju was the Chief Guest with Minister for Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha, Shri Rabi Narayan Nanda and Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Member of Parliament who were the Guests of Honour Padmashree Ruskin Bond presided over the function in the presence of the Founder, Dr. Achyuta Samanta.

Dr. Samanta welcomed the Hon'ble Minister, highlighting his versatility, entrepreneurial skills together with his impeccable educational credentials. The Hon'ble Minister for HRD emphasized on the need for education and highlighted the importance of reading in the lives of children giving the instance of Ruskin Bond, and how he has brought alive the quaint hill town of Landour, near Mussourie in his stories. He also lauded Dr. Samanta for his successful initiative in KISS, hoping that such models could be replicated and sustained in all other states for the poor and needy children. Dr. Patasani exhorted the students to take a leaf out of Dr. Samanta's philosophy that he expressed so beautifully 'Think Global, Work Local'. Shri R.N. Nanda, Hon'ble Minister for Mass Education highlighted Odisha's role as a hub of education with Dr. Samanta as a pioneer in the field. Mr. Ruskin Bond encouraged students to carry forth the youthful vigor of the school beyond its boundaries. Chairperson, Dr. Mona Lisa Bal thanked the dignitaries for their valuable interface with the students and the School team for its readiness to do their best and commitment towards excellence.

The School also honored some teachers with a Citation and trophy, for the exceptional performance of their students. Awards of Excellence were given to Mr. Eneja Kumar Sahoo, Ms. Nikita Ahya, Ms. Hiranmayee Padhi and Ms. Theodora Fernandez. The Investiture Ceremony of the First Students' Government of the School along with the Students' Council was also a highlight of the celebrations. All Rounder's and Academic toppers were also awarded. Finally, the celebrations culminated with the School Cake being cut and the entire School savored their share of sweetness. Crisp, crackling and energetic is how parents described the event. Congratulations KiiT International School!