8th March 2018, Bhubaneswar: "We must emphasize challenging the status quo and creating precedence for women which have been remained bleak continually even after seventy years after independence," said Sharmila Tagore, renowned Bollywood Actress in gracing the International Women's Day Celebrations as the Chief Guest at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Convention Centre.
Status quo and the attitude towards feminine gender have been at stake since long. However, it could have been better if the mindset of men would be changed. The reality is that the feudal mindset still has not been changed. That's why equitable society still remains a distance dream, added Mrs. Tagore.
In her presidential address, Smt. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT and KISS said that women in our society live always with fear. "Nurture confidence and courage and prove yourselves competent enough at par with your male counterparts. session, Dr. Monalisha Bal, the Chairperson of KIIT International School gave the welcome address while Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, VC, KIIT-Deemed University and Dr. Sasmitarani Samanta, Registrar, KIIT Deemed University spoke on Women Empowerment. International Women’s Day also celebrated in KISS. On this occasion Suki Dusanj, Country Head, Fashion Revolution, Giuliano Lenz, TV Presenter and Model; Cecilia Oldne, Consultant, Wine and Spirit and Shiraz Gidwani, Chief Executive, Ektara Motion Pictures joined as guests and addressed the girl students of KISS. Among others, R.N.Dash, Secretary of KIIT and KISS and Dr. P.K. Rautray, CEO of KISS were also present.