Prof. Achyuta Samanta delivered Foundation Day Lecture on “Social Innovation and Sustainable Development: KISS as a role model” at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh on 24 January 2018. CSIR- IMTech is a premier research institute in the frontline areas of biology and biotechnology of microorganisms with state of the art facilities. Prof. Achyuta Samanta talked about Social Innovation and Sustainable Development at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar. He said,

“KISS is an example of the success of Social Innovation as it provides an effective, efficient and sustainable solution to a social problem.”

He further added, “KISS is a role model of Social innovation because it seeks to provide holistic free education as the solution to eradicate poverty which is the root cause of all sufferings. It addresses poverty by making children educated and self-sufficient thereby reducing the problem of transmission of poverty to the next generation.” Dr. Anil Koul , Director of CSIR- IMTECH felicitated Prof. Achyuta Samanta after his address. The galaxy of ignited minds and scientists gave a standing ovation to after his straight from heart talk. Earlier, Prof. Achyuta Samanta has delivered many Foundation Day lectures, Convocation Address, Keynote address at National and International forums like UNSSc, World Bank, Oslo Summit , Aurora Foundation and so on.