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My note to readers

My note to readers
Dear Friends, People who know me are aware that I am not very tech-savvy nor am I a person of many words. My life has been about outright action. But I see it's important to connect the dots of my life and give it to the people, young and young at heart. My primary phone is still not a smartphone. But I realise that I have to march ahead with the changing times. I am learning it and that's the reason I have been keeping you updated with all my activities and development through Social Media. Now, I am taking baby steps to start a blog and delve into that arena. It will consist of my thoughts on social, political, economic, tribal, education and other aspects of India and world.…

The strength to beat all odds ‘Lord led me to where I am today’

The strength to beat all odds ‘Lord led me to where I am today’
The horror in the film Night of the Living Dead was a work of fiction, but in 1971 I lived through a night no less harrowing as a six-year-old with my widowed mother and two-year-old sister. Being trapped in our own house in remote Kalarabanka, an obscure village in the then Cuttack district, we were dying every moment while expecting a miraculous escape from the ordeal. Today when I look back, I shudder to think what could have happened to us in what could well be counted as the darkest night of our lives. The thought of that fateful night still runs a shiver down my spine. That night, hunger and poverty with all vengeance seemed to have joined the fury of nature to entrap us, but we overcame because…

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…

University of Cambodia Honours Achyuta Samanta with Distinguished Professorship

University of Cambodia Honours Achyuta Samanta with Distinguished Professorship
The Founder of KIIT & KISS, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, has been conferred with Distinguished Professorship in Humanities from the University of Cambodia (UC) on 26th April, 2018. This coveted distinction was awarded by Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Founder-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the President of University of Cambodia. “Professor Achyuta Samanta, you have dedicated your life for providing education to tens of thousands of less fortunate students in Odisha and thus have directly assisted in alleviating poverty in the region. The University of Cambodia honours your accomplishments and welcomes you with this professorship”, the citation from the University mentions. Expressing gratitude to the University, Dr. Samanta said that it is a matter of pride and happiness for the state of Odisha and India to get such an honour.…

Achyuta Samanta conferred with the honorary doctorate by Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

Achyuta Samanta conferred with the honorary doctorate by Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Noted educationist and founder of KISS and KIIT Dr. Achyuta Samanta was conferred with yet another honorary doctorate on Thursday. He was conferred with the honorary doctorate by Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune for his contribution in the field of education, health & social transformation of tribal children in the country. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu handed him the certificate and citation the honorary doctorate at a special function. The KISS and KIIT founder has so far received honorary doctorate from around 37 universities of national and international repute for his splendid and selfless work.

Achyuta Samanta Conferred With Honorary Doctorate Degree From Nanhua University

Achyuta Samanta Conferred With Honorary Doctorate Degree From Nanhua University
Dr. Achyuta Samanta was conferred with honorary doctorate from Nanhua University, Taiwan, for his outstanding contribution in the field of education. Dr. Samanta was conferred with the doctorate in a special function organized by the Nanhua University, which ranked 92nd worldwide and 6th in Taiwan in the 2017 Green Metric World University Ranking. Notably, this is Dr Samanta’s first Honorary Doctorate degree after being nominated to the upper house of the Parliament. “Proud privilege to be conferred with the Honorary Doctorate Degree from Nanhua University, Taiwan. I am grateful to them for recognizing my contribution towards Education and Social Service,” said Dr. Samanta. Earlier on February 6, 2018 he was conferred with the Honorary Doctorate from Berhampur University on the occasion of the 22nd Convocation ceremony of the University. This was the first…

Prof. Samanta as the BJD Nominee for Rajya Sabha

Prof. Samanta as the BJD Nominee for Rajya Sabha
“I will be the voice for comprehensive development of tribal children,” said Dr. Achyuta Samanta after he was named as BJD candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections in the state. Expressing his gratitude to Shri Naveen Patnaik, Dr. Samanta said, “I thank honourable Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for selecting me as party candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections to be held on March 23.I will follow Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s ideology to work for the development of the state.” Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and former Minister and senior BJD leader Prashanta Nanda were the two others whom BJD named as nominees for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Born on January 20, 1965 at Kalarabanka in Cuttack district, Dr. Samanta, after obtaining Master’s Degree in Chemistry in 1987 from Utkal University,…

ବିଶ୍ଵ ମାତୃଭାଷା ଦିବସର ଅନୁଚିନ୍ତା

ବିଶ୍ଵ ମାତୃଭାଷା ଦିବସର ଅନୁଚିନ୍ତା
ନବେ ଦଶକର ପ୍ରାରମ୍ଭରୁ, ଯେବେଠୁ କିଟ୍ ଓ କିସ୍ ପ୍ରତିଷ୍ଠା ହେଲା ସେବେଠୁ ବୃତ୍ତିଗତ କାରଣରୁ ହେଉ ଅବା ବ୍ୟକ୍ତିଗତ କାରଣରୁ ମୋତେ ରୀତିମତ ଦେଶବିଦେଶ ବୁଲିବାକୁ ପଡୁଛି। ଏହି କୋଡିଏ ପଚିଶ ବର୍ଷ ଭିତରେ ମୁଁ ବୁଲିଥିବା ଶହେରୁ ଉର୍ଦ୍ଧ୍ଵ ଦେଶରେ ରହୁଥିବା ଅଗଣିତ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଭାଇ ଭଉଣୀଙ୍କ ସହ ମିଶିବାର ସୁଯୋଗ ପାଇଛି। ସେମାନଙ୍କ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧା ଓ ସଦିଛା ମୋତେ ବହୁବାର ଅଭିଭୂତ କରିଛି। ଓଡିଶା ବାହାରେ, ବିଶେଷକରି ବିଦେଶରେ ଯେତେବେଳେ କେହିଜଣେ ଭେଟ ହୋଇ ନିଜ ମାତୃଭାଷାରେ କଥା ହୁଏ, ସେତେବେଳର ଅନୁଭୂତି କେବଳ ଅନୁଭବୀ ହିଁ ଜାଣିଛି ! ତା'ଛଡା, ସାରା ପୃଥିବୀ ବୁଲିଲା ବେଳେ ଯେଉଁ କିଛି ବିଶେଷ ଉପଲବ୍ଧି ମୋତେ ମିଳିଛି, ସେଥି ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ସବୁଠୁ ଗୁରୁତ୍ୱପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ହେଲା ମାତୃଭାଷା ଓ ତାର ବ୍ୟବହାର। ମୁଁ କେଉଁଠି ହେଲେ ଦେଖିନାହିଁ ଯେ' ସେଠିକାର ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ବାସିନ୍ଦା ନିଜ ମାତୃଭାଷା ବ୍ୟତୀତ ଅନ୍ୟ କେଉଁ ଭାଷାରେ ଭାବର ଆଦାନପ୍ରଦାନ କରୁଥିବାର! କାରଣ ଏହା ଧ୍ରୁବ ସତ୍ୟ ଯେ, ନିଜ ମାତୃଭାଷାରେ ଭାବପ୍ରକାଶ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ଚେତନାକୁ ଯେତେ ସହଜରେ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳିତ କରେ ତାହା ପର ଭାଷା, ବିଦେଶୀ ଭାଷା କିମ୍ବା ବିକୃତ ଭାଷା ଦ୍ଵାରା କଦାପି ସମ୍ଭବ ନୁହେଁ।…

First Honorary Doctorate from a University in Odisha for Prof. Samanta.

First Honorary Doctorate from a University in Odisha for Prof. Samanta.
Renowned educationist and founder of KISS and KIIT, Prof. Achyuta Samanta was conferred with yet another honorary doctorate. He got the honorary doctorate from Berhampur University for his outstanding contribution in the field of education. [caption id="attachment_2187" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Dr. Achyuta Samanta receiving the Honorary D.Sc. Award from Berhampur University[/caption] Dr. Samanta was conferred with the doctorate by Odisha Governor Dr. SC Jamir on the occasion of the 22 Convocation ceremony of the University. This is the first Honorary Doctorate for the KISS and KIIT founder from his own state. He has so far received honorary doctorate from more than 35 universities of national and international repute for his contribution in the field of education, art, culture and social services. As many as 125 students got their PhDs while five got…