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.…

Me and my school friends

Me and my school friends
Every year, during Durga Puja, I make it a point to spend some quality time with my school-mates and peers from my youth and teenage years at Kalarabanka, my native village. My village of Kalarabanka, my peers, though hardworking, in most cases could not continue studies beyond classes 8, 9 or 10 because of a variety of reasons, especially poverty. I was their only friend who went ahead and made it in life. I thank God for this support. In the modern world it is tough for them as all of them have children which involves continued heavy expenses towards education and other expectations. This is why I had decided to extend an arm of financial assistance towards them, so they can supplement their income, find their feet as well…

Dr Achyuta Samanta Celebrates International Youth Day with the youth of Kandhamal

Dr Achyuta Samanta Celebrates International Youth Day with the youth of Kandhamal
Founder of KIIT University and KISS University and Hon MP of Kandhamal, Dr. Achyuta Samanta celebrated International Youth Day with the youth of Kandhamal at Phulabani today. In heavy rain, hundreds of youth gathered at the District Convention Centre to meet, greet and listen to Dr. Samanta. In his speech, he drew the attention of the youth to the huge opportunity that India has by the virtue of being the youngest nation. He said that this dividend of the nation can only remain a dividend if the youth make it so. Otherwise it will become a disaster. He encouraged the youth present to lead a life that first enables them and then empowers them to help others. He drew an example from his own life where a very poor kid…

Ratha Yatra’ Celebrated at Shrivani Kshetra

Ratha Yatra’ Celebrated at Shrivani Kshetra
The world famous auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra was celebrated at Shrivani khetra of KISS on 4th July 2019 amid religious fervor and gaiety. More than 50 thousand devotees participated in pulling the three decorated chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra being carried on three colourful wooden chariots, festooned with flowers, appliqué and mural paintings. The Pahandi and other rituals like Mangala Arati, Mailama,Tadapalagi, Rosha Homa, Abakasha, Surya Puja, Chariots inauguration etc followed by procession of deities from temple sanctum to the chariots began in the morning as per the ethics and rituals of Mahaprabhu Shri Jagganath Temple of Puri. Thousands of devotees gathered to pull the three chariots in the afternoon after Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS performed the holy ritual of Chherapahanra, the ceremonial sweeping of the Chariots. The…

Landslide win for Dr. Samanta for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat

Landslide win for Dr. Samanta for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat
By scoring a massive victory from Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency in the General Election-2019, BJD leader Dr. Achyuta Samanta has defeated his nearest rival with a huge margin of 1,49,216 votes. While, a total of five candidates were in the fray for the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat, the competition was chiefly between Dr. Samanta, BJP’s Aira Kharabela Swain and Congress’ Manoj Kumar Acharya. While the KIIT and KISS founder bagged a lion’s share, a total 4,61,679 votes, by winning the hearts of this tribal dominated district Swain managed to bag 3,12,463 votes. In a disappointment for Congress Acharya got only 1, 38,993 votes. In his reaction during the initial lead from the constituency Dr. Samanta gave all credits for his success in the election to CM Naveen Patnaik and hailed…

All of Kandhamal rejoices as Dr. Samanta files nomination to Lok Sabha

All of Kandhamal rejoices as Dr. Samanta files nomination to Lok Sabha
Founder of KIIT and KISS, BJD’s Lok Sabha candidate and the present Rajya Sabha Member Prof. Achyuta Samanta has received an overwhelming response from the people of Kandhamal as he files his nomination for Kandhamal Lok Sabha Constituency. Samanta, accompanied by several senior BJD leaders and people of Kandhamal in a sea of humanity, submitted the nomination papers before the returning officer at the Kandhamal Collectorate. He started his day with offering obeisance & seeking the blessings of Lord Jagannath followed by a huge rally of fans, supporters and party workers to the Collectorate. He also paid floral tribute to his idol, Shri Biju Patnaik before filing nomination. [gallery link="file" columns="4" size="medium" ids="2503,2502,2501,2500,2499,2498,2497,2496,2495,2494,2493,2492,2491,2490"] The general elections in Kandhamal district will be held on April 18 2019 in Phase-II polls in…

Prof. Samanta speaks at the Social Business Day 2018

Prof. Samanta speaks at the Social Business Day 2018
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences spoke and presented his views on "Sports and Social Business" at he 8th Social Business Day in Bengaluru hosted by Yunus Social Business, India in Collaboration with INK and Infosys. This is the signature event of the Yunus Centre which marks an annual celebration of social business with participation from social business practitioners, academicians and researchers, students and enthusiasts from across the world. The theme of 8th Social Business Day is : A world of three Zeros : Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, Zero Net Carbon Emissions. The Social Business Day under the mentorship of Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has brought together the examples of innovative social businesses solving deep rooted social…

Prof. Samanta delivers speech at the House of Lords

Prof. Samanta delivers speech at the  House of Lords
Noted Educationist and Social worker, Prof. Achyuta Samanta addressed the parliamentarians at House of Lords. Prof. Samanta was invited for a discourse attended by Members of Parliament and special invitees of Indian Origin. The programme was held on 22 May 2018 at the Atlee Room, House ot Lords. Baroness Prashar, CBE,PC , Crossbench member of House of Lords hosted the reception for Prof. Samanta and other invitees. His Excellency Dinesh Patnaik, Deputy High Commissioner of India to the UK and Dr Aman Puri, Consul General, Birmingham also graced the occasion. Mr. Alan Gemmell OBE also spoke on the occasion about celebrating British Council's 70 years in India. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="large" ids="2297,2296"] The Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Founder of KIIT and KISS, and recounted his past and his experience…