The Project for the Residential Facility for Tribal Girl Students of Prabasini Educational Complex of AIRA in Kankadahad, Dhenkanal, Odisha was conducted virtually. Mr. NAKAMURA Ken, Acting Consul General of the Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata, along with the representatives of the recipient organization, Arun Institute of Rural Affairs (AIRA) – Mr. Antaryami Rath, Chairman of AIRA, Mr. S.K. Panda, Director of AIRA and Mr. G.B Panigrahi, Chief Programme Coordinator and some guests were present.
With the support of the People and the Government of Japan, AIRA utilized the grant amount of
US$ 99,640 to construct a 2 storied Residential Building and to procure some furniture and equipment
for Tribal Girl Students through “The Project for the Residential Facility for Tribal Girl Students of
Prabasini Educational Complex of AIRA in Kankadahad, Dhenkanal, Odisha”, under the Grant
Assistance for Grassroots Project (GGP) Scheme of the Government of Japan.
According to AIRA, the Residential Building, supported by GGP Scheme will be utilized for the better
livelihood of almost 180 tribal girl students and around 1,250 family members will be indirectly
benefitted through the GGP Project.
Mr., NAKAMURA, Acting Consul General of the Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata expressed his
deep appreciation and encouragement to AIRA, stating about the works of the Organization in
improving the livelihood and providing opportunity of education to the tribal girls of Odisha. He
strongly believes that the Residential building, furniture and equipment supported through the Grant
Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) scheme will be utilized by the Organization in providing better livelihood to the children and people of Odisha.
Mr. S.K Panda, Director of AIRA, expressed gratitude to the People and the Government of Japan and
mentioned that, the supported hostel building by GGP in AIRA’s campus will go a long way in
providing comfortable living and thereby satisfactory learning atmosphere for tribal girl students of
Odisha at present and in future times also. The new hostel will accommodate 180 students with good
facilities to pursue their education towards building their future.