O’ Mother ! …. My Dear Mother !

O’ Mother ! …. My Dear Mother !
Mother, mother… Maa, Mummy, Mama …… the most loved words in the world over. But where have YOU gone ? To where have you departed isolating us since 2nd August last? We are now incapacitated even to utter this loving word MOTHER after your desertion. O’ dear Mother! how could you be so cruel to us? Today we remember our past…. When I was four years old and sister Iti now hardly a month old, our dear father met a train accidental death. We are seven brothers and sisters. Our father was a kind hearted person to come to the aid of many, the holder of a small job. He could, therefore, not help save anything for us. He only left you, mother, to look after we, the siblings. After…

Lending a Hand: KIIT & KISS help Tibetan Communities & Monks at Chandragiri to fight Corona Crisis

Lending a Hand: KIIT & KISS help Tibetan Communities & Monks at Chandragiri to fight Corona Crisis
Besides a series of initiatives to help citizens of Odisha and providing support to the state government in the battle against COVID-19, KIIT and KISS have extended a helping hand to the Tibetan communities in Chandragiri of Gajapati district in Odisha. Though the COVID-19 Pandemic is not an immediate concern in this far flung area of Odisha, hunger and poverty remain an issue in many settlements in and around Chandragiri. The KIIT and KISS family have provided basic essentials and groceries for at least a month to the Tibetan families settled in Chandragiri and to the monks of Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery in Jirang, the largest Buddhist monastery in Eastern India. Besides food, a kit containing essential items like sanitisers, hand wash, sanitary napkins and masks were also provided by KIIT and…

Between the Devil and Deep Sea

Between the Devil and Deep Sea
Shutting down a country of 1.3 billion people is probably the most challenging task in the current day and age. But this harsh decision was inevitable. Even after the lockdown, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India has surged to 4,281 with 111 people deceased, according to the Union Health Ministry. Globally, COVID-19 cases have shot past 1.27 million while the death toll rose to nearly 70,000. It took India forty days to witness the first 50 cases, five more days to reach 100 cases, three days to get to 150 cases and then just two more days to hit the 200 mark. From there on, the storm has been gathering pace. In Odisha, cases went up from a mere 7 to 40 in 3 days. Mathematically, at…

Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School

Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School
The Balangir Unit of KISS Bhuabneswar, Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School, was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patanik today on 15th of February, 2020. Inaugurating the school, the Chief Minister said, “I am delighted to inaugurate the Motilal Oswal-KISS Residential School at Balangir. I hope this school will play a key role for the development of tribal children in a backward region like Balangir. For such an accomplishment, I congratulate Founder of KIIT and KISS Dr. Achyuta Samanta and the Managing Director of Oswal Group Shri Motilal Oswal”. “Education provides strength to us to march ahead. It brings changes in society. The State Govt. has taken many steps in educating children belonging to scheduled caste and tribe. Besides, the Govt. has been prioritizing to provide value-based education to tribal children”, he added.…

Go the Distance Hero Award for Prof. Achyuta Samanta

Go the Distance Hero Award for Prof. Achyuta Samanta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j84LywKzlTo Lok Sabha Member of Parliament and Founder of KIIT and KISS, Prof. Achyuta Samanta was conferred with Go The Distance Hero by Apollo Tyres for working towards creating access to sport. He was awarded at a special ceremony before the ISL match at Kalinga Stadium on 29 January 2020. Besides the award, the story around Prof. Samanta’s work that has been created by Star was also showcased to recognise the stellar contribution of KIIT and KISS in promotion of sports and sportspersons under the vision, leadership and commitment of its founder, Prof. Samanta. It is pertinent to mention here that KIIT Deemed to be University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) have been rewarded with Biju Patnaik Sports Award for ‘Best contribution for promotion of sports and games’ on the…

Dr Achyuta Samanta Conferred With Dream Achiever’s Award

Dr Achyuta Samanta Conferred With Dream Achiever’s Award
The prestigious Dream Achiever’s award 2020 was conferred on KISS and KIIT Founder, Odisha’s Kandhamal MP Dr. Achyuta Samant on Wednesday in Mumbai. Hosted by Nana Nani Foundation and Films Today magazine of Mumbai the award was handed over by His Excellency the Governor of Maharashtra Sri Bhagat Singh Koshyari in an impressive event organised at The Club in Andheri West in Mumbai. Sahayam Singhania, chairman of Ennar Group was also present on this occasion. Representative of Dr Samanta received the award on his behalf.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta conferred with CSI Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Achyuta Samanta conferred with CSI Lifetime Achievement Award
Computer Society of India (CSI) conferred Lifetime Achievement Award on Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS at its 53rd Annual Convention in Bhubaneswar on 18th January 2020. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay K Mishra, Judge, Odisha High Court conferred the prestigious award on behalf of CSI on Dr. Samanta at the valedictory session of the three-day Annual Convention. Among others, Dr. Gulsan Rai, Cyber Security Adviser, PMO; Prof Mike Hinchy, President, IFIP; Prof. K. K. Agarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation; Prof. R K Vyas, Chair, Conference Committee; Prof. P K Behera, Chair, Programme Committee; Er. N K Behera, Co-convener, CSI 2020 and Ankur B Patel, Coordinator, Industry Committee, CSI 2020 and many other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Dr. Samanta was conferred with this award for his immense…

Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta Inaugurates Job Fair In Boudh

Kandhamal MP Achyuta Samanta Inaugurates Job Fair In Boudh
KIIT and KISS Founder, Kandhamal MP Dr. Achyuta Samanta inaugurated a district level mega job fair at the Town Hall here in Odisha on Friday. The fair was organised with the help of Odisha Skill Development Authority. https://youtu.be/M6LQT_KOiFw The fair was organized to provide an opportunity to the educated youths of the district where hundreds of job aspirants from across the district took part. At least 47 Companies, which provide both training and employment, took part in the fair in Boudh. It is worthy to mention here that such a mega job fair was organized Thursday at Phulbani of Kandhamal district. Job aspirants from Phulbani, Daspalla, Baliguda, G Udayagiri and Bhanjanagar took part in this fair where about 70 companies took part.

Adani KISS Residential School inaugurated in Baripada

Adani KISS Residential School inaugurated in Baripada
Adani-KISS Tribal Residential School was inaugurated today at Bankishole, Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Odisha by Shri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha on 8th January 2020. On this occasion Shri Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group; Shri Sudam Marandi, Minister, Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Odisha; Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Member of Parliament (LS), Mayurbhanja; Smt. Sarojini Hembram, Member of Parliament (RS); Shri Prakash Soren, MLA, Baripada; Dr. Priti Adani, Chairperson, Adani Foundation; Sh. Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer & Director, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd. and Dr. Achyutananda Samanta, Founder, KISS and KIIT were present. Addressing the gathering Dr. Priti Adani said, Education is the most powerful tool for social transformation. She underlined that it will begin of a new chapter of hope and empowerment in the lives of tribal people…

FICCI ‘Personality Of The Year Award’ For Dr. Achyuta Samanta

FICCI ‘Personality Of The Year Award’ For Dr. Achyuta Samanta
Educationist and Social Activist Dr. Achyuta Samanta was conferred with ‘Personality of the Year Award’ by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). The award was presented during the 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2019 held in New Delhi on November 27, 2019. It was a recognition for his lifetime contribution in the field of education as well as his passion and commitment to bring further excellence in the sector. Earlier, Dr. Samanta joined as a speaker at the 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2019 and spoke on the role of education in social development. The selection of award has been done by a high-level Jury panel, Chaired by Dr. R. A. Mashelkar (Indian National Research Professors and Chancellor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research) and co-chaired by Dr.…