The 89th Birth Anniversary of Pradyumna Bal, a renowned statesman, journalist and philanthropist, was observed on the premises of KIIT, KIMS and KISS on 8th November 2021. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT, KISS & KIMS paid his respectful tribute to the legend at the remembrance ceremony held at KISS. Evoking the greatness of the departed stalwart, Dr. Samanta stated, “Pradyumna Bal was championing the cause of the deprived and downtrodden people in the society and always used to think and act accordingly for their comprehensive development. It is rarest of rare to find a valiant, honest and upright person like him. It is difficult to find his substitution in today’s society”.
On this occasion, Prof Deepak Kumar Behera, Vice-Chancellor, KISS-DU; Dr. Kahnu Charan Mahali, Director General; Dr. Prasanta Kumar Routray, Registrar; Shri Pramod Kumar Patra, Dy. Registrar; and Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar, KIIT-DU also paid their tributes and threw light on the multifaceted personality of Pradyumna Bal.
Earlier in the morning, Dr. Samanta, garlanded the statue of Pradyumna Bal and offered floral tribute in KIMS premises along with Mr. Panchanan Parida, Management Representative, KIMS; Dr. C.B.K. Mohanty, Pro-VC; Maj. Gen. Prof. (Dr.) P. K. Patnaik, Director General; Dr. Ambika Prasad Mohanty, Principal; and Mr. Dillip Kumar Panda, Director-Administration.