Holi, is one of the major festivals we celebrate in India. It is the harbinger of spring. Holi festival holds immense religious significance. It is celebrated on full moon day of Hindu month Phalgun, on one hand this festival celebrates the eternal love of Radha and Krishna, it also celebrates the victory of Lord Vishnu, with his Narasimha avatar, over demon king Hiranyakashipu.
The stories of victory of good over evil imbibes within us hope of overcoming our difficulties and applies to people of all communities and faith. Also, it is a great shift of season, from the cold winters to the warm summers.
Unfortunately or fortunately, this day also coincided with my father’s death anniversary this year. It is natural that I would remember and mourn his loss. Especially, this day makes me keep thinking about what i missed in life. My readers know that I come from a very humble background and have made huge strides with my passion and dedication.
I lost my father to a train accident at the age of four. At the tender age, I didn’t have any idea about his nature, attitude, habits and character. I didn’t even know about the traits of my father when I lost him. With time, I learnt about his exceptional qualities and personality traits from my elder brother, mother and my neighbours in the village. And i am astonished to find them in me.
As today marks the death anniversary of my father, I often share how I carried his philanthropic gene and worked on his footsteps even without knowing him very well. Back in my village, the villagers remembered how my father would help everyone in the village, sponsor education of the needy, marriage of daughters and bring goodies for the children despite being a petty worker in a big organization.
He would never think twice about spending on others, even if he didn’t have money for his family. At times, he would take hand loans to help people in need. It is the exact same protocol that I follow in my daily life. I never think twice before helping someone who needs it just to see a smile in the face of downtrodden.
Maa would tell me that he had lost all his money, was in debt trap and turned to spiritual recourse to come out of it. I have also unconsciously become very spiritual and that is attributed to my father. One interesting fact that I have heard about my father from other villagers is that my father had saved and collected money from people to build a water reservoir in the Paika river, a tributary of Mahanadi passing through our village. Water availability was scarce in those days so he was working hard to save bit by bit along with the villagers who worked in Jamshedpur just to help the villagers get water available for all days in the year.
My father could have bought himself luxury, or kept the money for himself and for us, but he didn’t. Instead of making our lives more comfortable or reducing our own miseries he was thinking about the village’s development and the wellbeing of the people. Frankly, my father had unknowingly discovered the art of giving principles and practised those in real life. I thank God for blessing me with such values because of which I selflessly devote myself to social service. My father did all he could, but he could not be very successful and succumbed to an accident.
All I have inherited in this life from my father was his values. In this process of social service I have gone to extent of bankruptcy and helplessness, taking loan yet I have never stopped my work. I have gotten these qualities from my father and I would preserve it for ever.
To sum up, the gene factor runs very strong. It ends up coming to the offsprings in someway or other. It is not even related to physical presence and affinity. In my case too i took up fathers kindness gene without knowledge. Another important lesson is that one doesn’t have to be wealthy to be kind, one just needs to have a heart to give.
Sir,you are really exceptional in the society and Odisha proud of you as such a great person has taken the birth in the soil of Odisha.
Sir hats off to you forever…🙏🙏🙏
Article is heart touching pertaining to late Father of our Honourable Founder Dr Achyuta Samanta Sir whose anniversary falls on today coincidentally.
Founder Sir lost his father from very childhood at 4 ,was not interacted with him at that tender age only heard about him & his helping Attitude from family members & Villagers.
He carried the gene of his late father & in natural flow inherited his noble qualities which he applied in real life from his very childhood.
A father and son have a relationship that’s virtually irreplaceable.
They bond on a different level than do mother and son, but both are necessary.
Sometimes, the mother or father isn’t present in a child’s life, greatly affecting the child.
Having one around could preserve the child to an extent, but being without both could generally wreck the child’s outlook on life all together.
In case of our Founder Sir, his mother played a greater role in his life like a Hero who guided him to lead life & whatever he is today because of her.
A book My Mother My Hero was authored by him dedicated to his divine Mother & other mothers.
Parents’ decisions to give to charity influence their children’s decisions to give; parents who give are more likely to have children who give.
Parent volunteering has a two-fold impact on children; parents who volunteer have children who volunteer and give.
While the philanthropic priorities of parents and their children are more closely matched than those of grandparents and grandchildren, grandparents still influence giving.
We salute his late great father who was a very good soul & because of him & his attitude, our Honourable Founder Sir founded two great world-class organizations ( KIIT & KISS) serving poorest of the poor for Education, Sports, Skill etc. in KISS.
Humble Tributes to father of Sir on his death Anniversary.
We wish our Honourable Founder Sir good luck for all his future endeavours.
Humble tribute to the Great Father of the Truly great Son..
Sir, you have fulfilled all his dreams without having any idea of dream at that tiny age. You are a great Son.. For your parents, your family, for the Nation and across the globe 🙏
Humble tributes to the Great Soul🙏💐💐🙏
Sir may god bless you with good health and long life. So many lives are tied to yours; you are a channel of blessing. May God give you more strength to change the world. 🙏
Hon’ble Sir, it’s all about previous life’s philanthropic acts and activities besides god’s grace. Taking birth from such parents and following their selfless & sacrificed policies simultaneously are no doubt, rare. May Almighty bless each and every lap for a kid like you.
O/o DyCoE & O/o Dean
School of Civil Engineering
KIIT Deemed University
This week article of saturday blog is very inspirational for each and every children of our nation lndia who should strictly follow the idealism practically shown by our honourable founder sir for his departed parents in his real life. As a part of our own duty we should always share our heartiest tributes to our parents on the day they would be passed away.
Inspiration life story..
ବାପା ସ୍ୱର୍ଗ ରେ ଥାଇ ବହୁତ ଖୁସି ହେଉଥିବେ ଆପଣଙ୍କ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଦେଖି….
This article is absolutely very heart-touching
Enlightened to read & feel the emotions
The genetic heritage…flows from one generation to the other ..We are enlightened..
This is the real tribute to the great soul who is still performing the service to mankind with his best part. This is just endless. Physical apprearance may change, but the spirit, enthusiasm, stream of kindness and helping others, the real sense of giving others will remain enlightened forever…….. All our humble tribute and salute to the great soul sir….🙏🙏🙏
We hope to see you serving for long years reflecting all his qualities ahead……🙏🙏
Heartwarming to read this, Sir. Indeed, kindness is a virtue that has nothing to do with wealth but one needs a considerate and empathetic heart to be kind to others. Truly inspiring to read the invaluable qualities of your father that you have imbibed, which changed the lives of thousands for better.
ପିତା ମାତା ସିକୃତରୁ ପୁତ୍ର ହୁଏ ସୁଖି
ପୁତ୍ର ଯେବେ ହୁଏ ସୁଖି କୂଳ ପାଳ ରଖି
ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ଆପାର କରୁଣା ଯୋଗୁ ଆଜି ଓଡିଶାର ଗର୍ବ ଗୌରବ ଶ୍ରୀଯୁକ୍ତ ସାମନ୍ତ🙏🙏
मार्मिक चित्रण 🙏🙏
Your Father’s ethics to do for others reflected in you. That’s why your heart also cries for others .I am also that unfortunate child who lost my father too early before doing something for him.