Dr. Pinnamaneni and Seethadevi Foundation has awarded Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, educationist and social entrepreneur, at its 24 Annual Award giving ceremony. The award was presented to Dr. Samanta at a function held at Siddhartha Academy, Vijayawada on December 16, 2014.
Dr. Samanta has dedicated his life for the uplift of tribal children by providing free education in Odisha, the Foundation observed. It honoured him with a citation and Rs 5 lakh cash prize in presence of more than fifteen hundred eminent personalities from all parts of India and abroad. All were astonished to know about noble work done by Dr. Samanta, as a single person, in Odisha.
Dr. C. Nageswara Rao, Managing Trustee of the Foundation said, no other recipient of the award given by the Foundation till now deserved it more than Dr. Samanta. After receiving the award, Dr. Samanta spoke on the topic, ‘Service with Human Touch’ on the occasion.
Dr. Pinnamaneni Trust, a prominent foundation established in 1989, has presented the awards every year to many eminent persons in literacy, tradition and arts, social service, health, science and other fields in the last two decades. Past recipients of the award include Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Verghese Kurien, Prof C. N. R. Rao, Sri Ramanand Sagar, Lata Mangeshkar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Prof. M. S. Swaminathan.