Odisha tribal students to join US programme

Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 : Two tribal students of Class 8 in Odisha have won a scholarship to join a programme in the US, their institute said Thursday.

The US embassy selected Bhutal Hansdah and Shantilata Murmu, students of Bhubaneswar-based Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), to attend the US Cultural Immersion Institute-2014 English Access Micro-Scholarship Programme.

Out of 15 such US programmes run by institutes in India and Pakistan, 65 students from seven institutes of India have been selected to attend the course, including two from the Odisha institute, KISS founder Achyuta Samanta told reporters.

Both students joined KISS in Class 6. Bhutal belongs to the Shantal tribe and is a native of Athapada village in Mayurbhanj district. He has lost his parents, and his siblings are daily-wage labourers.

Shantilata is also from a poor tribal family whose parents are daily-wage labourers in Panchugochhia village in Keonjhar district, he said.

Both students joined the programme three months ago. They were selected for their good performance in English language, he said.

The programme is funded by the US Department of State.

Located in Bhubaneswar, over 20,000 tribal children receive free educational and vocational training from kindergarten to post-graduate level at KISS.

--IANS (Posted on 05-12-2013)

orissa-news headlines

BJP demands probe into rise of wealth of ruling BJD leaders

Naveen Patnaik facing his toughest battle yet (Election Special)

Campaign seals the fortune of 98 LS and 747 Assy aspirants in Odisha

BJP demands probe into rise of wealth of ruling BJD leaders

Lady Maoist killed in encounter; huge arms ammunition seized

Fortune of 98 LS and 747 Assy aspirants in Odisha sealed

Odisha votes for its final phase of LS, assembly polls Thursday

Baisakhi celebrated at Kaleshwar Mahadev; thousands took dip in Beas

Rahul appeals voters to give 'rest' to Naveen Patnaik govt in Odisha

BJP to form govt. in Odisha and Centre- Arun Singh

Repolling to be held in Odisha in 22 booths on April 17

OCL India's Salobani plant to start commercial production soon

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top