Rich tributes were paid to the legendary statesman Biju Patnaik on the occasion of his 21st Death Anniversary on behalf of KIIT Group of Institutions and KISS today morning.

Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT & KISS; Sri R.N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS; Prof.(Dr.) Harekrisna Satapathy, Vice Chancellor, KISS Deemed University and Dr. P.K. Routray, C.E.O., KISS along with senior functionaries of KIIT& KISS offered floral tributes to the departed leader .

Evoking the extraordinary contributions of the icon in building up the modern Odisha, the dignitaries hailed his outstanding gallantry and patriotism. They termed the leader as a messiah of the downtrodden and a champion of the underprivileged.

A mass leader in true sense, he was a visionary par excellence. The architect of modern Odisha, he was always advocating the development of deprived children through education and self-employment. “Inspired by his ideologies, KISS has been carrying out such noble work for the last two and half decades,” remarked the dignitaries present on the occasion.