KIIT & Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have decided to distribute food items, including green vegetables, daily to stray monkeys inhabiting different places in Bhubaneswar like Khandagiri, Dhauligiri, Shikharchandi hills and area around Nandankanan to help them cope with unprecedented hardship due to COVID-19 outbreak. The two institutions will also provide cooked food daily to other stray animals, including dogs, cows, etc., living in areas from Nalco square to KIIT & KISS campuses in Patia. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS has started the campaign by offering food to monkeys in Shikharchandi hill.
Earlier, it was decided to distribute food packets containing flattened rice (chuda), sugar and dry food to nearly 40,000 needy and poor families and daily wage labourers, specially their children, in and around Bhubaneswar City thrice a week for a minimum period of 20 days.
“KIIT has enough stock of dry food procured for Khelo India Games that can provide nutrition to growing children residing in slum areas”, informed Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS while launching the food distribution programme from KIIT on 27th March 2020. Two staff of KIIT will be engaged in these activities with the help of police.