Prof. Achyuta Samanta has been conferred with the prestigious 7th GOPIO (Global Organization of People of Indian Origin) International Excellence Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5th August 2017.
GOPIO is a non partisan, secular global organization engaged in promoting the well being of People of Indian Origin (PIO), enhancing the cooperation and communication between Indians living in Malaysia and in other countries.
Prof. Samanta was awarded in a grand event that was marked with glamor, glitter and grandeur. The award seeks recognize his business successes as an ethical entrepreneur and a leader and to encourage new entrants to the competitive world of enterprises.
The GOPIO International Excellence Awardees are from all sectors of the PIO Community. They are the individuals who have professionally developed their passion for success in their own field. They are lions in their own field of service.
Past biennial GOPIO International Excellence Awards were held in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015 to recognize Role Model PIOs both from Malaysia and Overseas.
His Excellency, T.S. Tirumurti, High Commissioner of India to Malaysia gave away the award along with A Ravinderan Arjunan, President of GOPIO Malaysia and Selvarajoo Sundram, the Chairman of GOPIO International.
It culminated in signing of MoU between GOPIO International and KIIT & KISS for collaboration relating to student and staff exchange programme, thereby strengthening the relationship between the two.