Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (Odisha.in) More than 20,000 students of Odisha’s tribal and indigenous communities Monday formed a 25-km long human chain in state capital Bhubaneswar to mark the international human rights day.
Carrying placards and banners the children of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) held hands and for about two minutes starting from their institute covering almost the entire capital city.
Probably it was the longest human chain of the world, the KISS claimed. “We organized the event to create awareness amongst the people on the importance of the human rights” KISS founder Achyuta Samanta said.
Located on the outskirt of the state capital Bhubaneswar,
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December, 1948 was the first Global enunciation of Human Rights and one of the first major achievements of the United Nations.
Since then, this day is observed in all countries showing world’s concern for the underprivileged section of the society. Establishment of KISS , which is home to 20,000 tribal children is a step towards eradication of poverty through education. KISS has the provision to give food, accommodation, health care and education from kindergarten to post graduation absolutely free.
“It is an effort to bring the most underprivileged children to the main stream. Poverty eradication is an achievable goal and KISS itself is an example” he pointed out.