About Achyuta Samanta

Educationist, humanitarian and a statesman

Achyuta Samanta Young Picture Biography

A visionary social architect who embarked on a social development mission in 1992-93 using education as the strategic medium to eradicate poverty and alienation from the surface of the earth, a goal envisaged by the global leaders as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, he was elected as a Member of Parliament to Rajya Sabha (Upper House). From 2019, he is Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha representing Kandhamal Constituency.

Achyuta Samanta Young Picture Biography
Achyuta Samanta at KBC

He is the Founder of KIIT University – A multi-disciplinary University with a current student strength of 30,000 students from all over India and 55 countries across the globe, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)– world’s largest fully-free residential KG-PG institute for 50,000 tribal children, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences– a medical college with 2500 bedded hospital and other allied institutes like Dental and Nursing Colleges; KIIT International School (with International Baccalaureate affiliation), Kadambini Media Pvt Limited (for promoting art, literature, and culture)- publisher of ‘Kadambini‘ – a popular literary family magazine in Odia since 2000, and ‘Kunikatha’ – a magazine for children since 2006, maker of several award-winning movies; and Kalinga TV Pvt. Ltd- 24×7 News Channel, promoter since the year 2000 of ‘NANHI PARI‘, one-of-its-kind-in-the-world Little Miss India Competition for identifying and nurturing young talents.

Achyuta Samanta Providing food to KISS Students Art Of Giving

As a social reformer, he has been propagating “ART OF GIVING” (philosophy of life), a concept aimed at bringing peace and happiness around the globe, “ART OF APPRECIATION” – spreading the message of the Art of Appreciation, “KANYA KIRAN” – A flagship Campaign to stop violence against women and girl child, “NEW MIND NEW DREAMS” – Spreading awareness of Education, Health, Human Rights, Sanitation and Hygiene in 30 districts of Odisha and providing “LIFESKILLS EDUCATION” to over 5 lakh adolescent boys and girls in Odisha.

Achyuta Samanta Providing food to KISS Students Art Of Giving
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