Shri Kadiyam Shihari
Prof. Achyuta Samanta is a Mahatma to all of you. He is giving you the education as well as the bright future. Hailing from rural area, after going through a series of indescribable hurdles and after establishing KIIT, he thought of doing something for the tribal students of Odisha and finally the result is the establishment of KISS.
Shri Kadiyam Shihari, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana

Shri Prakash Javadekar
Achyuta Samanta's dedication and commitment for transforming the children to become worth citizen of the mother land are laudable. His selfless efforts in establishing and running the largest residential tribal institute have been recognised as a model to eradicate poverty and hunger through education alone.
Shri Prakash Javadekar Hon'ble Minister of HRD, Govt. of India

Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley
KISS is realizing humanitarian dream of quality education for marginalized children."Your education here - your admission, your food, your hostel is all free. But I don't think it is free. There is a price that you must be prepared to pay. And that price is what Dr.Samanta expects from all of you.
Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley Hon'ble Prime Minister (the then), The Royal Government of Bhutan

Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, International Court of Justice, The Hague
I have been to more than 50 countries in the world and I have spent time in some of the countries much longer, but I have not come across any institution of this kind anywhere in the world – where 25,000 tribal children are given almost world class education free of cost. Great tribute to Dr. Samanta, we salute you for this.
Hon’ble Dr. Justice Dalveer Bhandari Judge, International Court of Justice, The Hague