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
The way KISS is trying to change the lives of tribal people in a positive way by providing education is very important. Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar had always given importance on the kind of upliftment through education of tribal, Dalits and other backward classes.
Shri Narendra Modi
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India
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
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
KISS is the modern wonder of the world. It is transforming poverty through education and nutrition.
Ms. Ashley Judd
Hollywood Actor, Activist & Global Goodwill Ambassador, UNFPA
KISS is a miracle; Samanta is a magician.
Shri Chandrababu Naidu
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
KISS is a wonder. An institution like KISS is rare in the world. Impossible task has been achieved by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder of KISS. He has done something which not only changes the person, but the entire society, community and nation.
Professor Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 2006
I am conscious of energy, effort and commitment to build KIIT and KISS. I congratulate Dr. Achyuta Samanta for all your achievements. The students of KIIT & KISS are the future of India and the world.
Mr. Bruce Bucknell
Hon'ble British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata
I have not done one percent of work, what has been done by Dr. Achyuta Samanta. In our country there are many millionaires and billionaires, but I have not seen any one of them do such kind of work.
Shri Giriraj Singh
Union Minister of State, MSME
My admiration for KISS has increased. It never ceases to amaze me. Vision, dedication, and passion in creating an institute with 25,000 children must be applauded. KISS is an oasis in Odisha. It reflects the vision of Dr. Achyuta Samanta.
Dr. Habil Khorakiwala
Chairman, Wockhardt Group