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KISS beats 60 countries to win Energy Globe World Award 2017

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KISS beats 60 countries to win Energy Globe World Award 2017

KISS beats 60 countries to win Energy Globe World Award 2017
January 17
21:16 2018

By Nalini Sahu

BHUBANESWAR, JAN. 16: Bringing glory to the country, Bhubaneswar-based Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on Tuesday won the 18th Energy Globe World Award -2017.

The Energy Globe World Award is the most important award in the field of environment. It was presented to KISS at a ceremony, attended by over 60 countries and broadcast worldwide, at Tehran in Iran.

KISS won the award in ‘Fire’ Category for green initiatives undertaken by this institute that reduces the ecological footprint for large scale cooking.

As many as 2000 projects from 178 countries competed for this award in five categories such as land, fire, water, air and youth.

India, Thailand and Spain were chosen global finalists for the category ‘Fire.’

After a thorough evaluation the high-level jury selected KISS for the award, becoming the only organization from India to win it.

KISS has modernized its preparation of food for 27,000 students through biogas plant, steam-based cooking system, solar heating system and rainwater conservation system. Statesmen, policymakers, bureaucrats and Nobel laureates from across the world have visited KISS and heaped lavish praise on environment-friendly system adopted here.

Expressing his pleasure, KISS founder Dr Achyuta Samanta said, “This rare achievement of KISS has brought pride and honour not only for KISS, but also for the entire country.”

 

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