“It is so nice to see all of you here. It is indeed an amazing experience to be in the midst of you. Thanks to Dr. Samanta for inviting me to visit KIIT and KISS,” said, Mr. Ma Zhanwu, Consul General, People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, India while addressing the students of KISS during his visit to KIIT and KISS on 9 February 2018.

He evoked the historic relationship between China and the erstwhile Kalinga (now Odisha) in the days of yore when the Chinese people used to visit Kalinga for trade, cultural exchange and tourism.

“Today, I also foresee, both China and Odisha are going to witness such mutual exchange and interaction in the days to come,”

added Mr. Ma Zhanwu.

He further said, “I will covey my good experience with KIIT and KISS among the Chinese people and propose officials, activists, policymakers and people from different walks of life to visit KIIT and KISS in the coming years. On the other hand, I would also like to request Dr. Samanta to facilitate some students of KISS to visit China as a gesture of reviving our historic and long-standing friendship.”

Introducing Mr. Ma Zhanwu to the students of KISS, Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIT and KISS said, “KISS has become the most sought-after destination for the statesmen and policy makers across the world. Remarkably, for the first time, a Chinese Consul General is visiting KIIT and KISS. It is definitely a moment of pride for all of us.”

At the outset, Dr. Prashanta Kumar Routray, CEO, KISS welcomed the Guests. Lastly, Sri R. N Dash, Secretary KIIT and KISS proposed Vote of Thanks.