In service to humanity is a society solely dedicated to help people. The innovative grass root approach is to transform citizens into agents of change who will rejuvenate the spaces disinvested, into new generation of helping, loving and inspiring destinations.
It is a social empowerment event that brings together all spheres of talent from KISS and across the Globe to promote the message of Art of Giving. Bounded by the grace of compassion, intertwined by the benevolence of Art of Giving and resurrected by the fire to push our India against Negativity, KRITARTHA is the legacy that has strived to reestablish the meaning of Perfection and Creativity.
The garment bank is an Art of Giving the initiative to collect the unused/ old and obsolete clothing from the households and make it available for the poor free of cost after reprocessing. The processed clothes are then taken by the needy public according to their choice. We give them the experience of not being getting by chance but by their choice.
In a world where is natural smile is lost, one has to consciously delve into laughing consciously and faking the brain because the positive effects of laughing remain same. This technique is called Laughter Yoga. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits. So, Art of Giving promotes the practice of Laughter yoga under the guidance of Dr. Madan Kataria, Founder of Laughter Yoga university.
The street children of Bhubaneswar, Headless figures on nameless receive a human touch that a child secretly yearns at the deepest abyss of their souls. The care is given by none other than the children of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, who once were too a deprived lot. KISS children mingle with the street children, grooming them, giving them clothes, sharing the life skills they have learnt and playing with them. It infuses a great sense of camaraderie and hope for a better tomorrow for the street children.
Education is the best weapon against poverty and hunger. It has the power of Empowering the Individuals. It seeks to provide Quality Education to all. At KISS, World’s Exclusive Tribal University free Education is provided to 27000 poorest of the poor tribal children besides free lodging, boarding and healthcare facilities. 10,000 students have graduated from KISS and are well placed. they have also excelled in academics and sports.
Kalarabank, a remote village in Cuttack district of Odisha, has been developed as a ‘Smart Village’, the first smart village in the country. The work to develop the village as a ‘Model Village’ started in 2000 and in 2006 it was named as a model village with modern amenities for education, health & sanitation, communication, environment, etc. These facilities were extended to entire Manpur Panchayat, thus making it first model Panchayat. In 2016, Kalarabanka transformed into a smart village and the entire Panchayat became Smart Panchayat.
An art of Giving project that seeks to build a platform of Interaction between KISS and KIIT Students. The project benefits KISS students by inculcating soft skills in them through word game, grammar quiz and host of indoor and outdoor games. MAITRI, as the name suggests, is a step by a friend for a friend. It started in November 2016 with just 10 students, now there are more than 80 students of KIIT who conduct the activities at KISS.