"Education is the foundation of everything, which will lead to success in every sphere." Reta Jo Lewis, the special representative for Global Intergovernmental Affairs of the US government, said this while interacting with tribal students at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here on Thursday.
She was here as part of her agenda to develop stronger US-India relationship. Addressing the students, she said the institute was realizing the dreams of thousands of underprivileged children by providing them education and employment opportunities.
She also visited the English Access Micro Scholarship Programme Centre, which is functioning on the KISS premises with the assistance of the US federal government. The Centre was inaugurated by Timothy J Roemer, former US Ambassador to India.
"It is a rare pleasure to have Ms Lewis amid us. Her visit and message motivated the young talents to thrive for knowledge," said Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT and KISS. Lewis, who also met mebers of a local NGO here, is scheduled to fly to Hyderabad on Friday morning.