Dr. Samanta is a great humanitarian who loves people and deserves to give humanitarian award and I am expressing my gratitude in receiving the 10th KISS Humanitarian Award from him. For me, this prize is no less than the Nobel Prize. (more…)
Shri Kadiyam Shihari
Prof. Achyuta Samanta is a Mahatma to all of you. He is giving you the education as well as the bright future. Hailing from rural area, after going through a series of indescribable hurdles and after establishing KIIT, he thought of doing something for the tribal students of Odisha and finally the result is the establishment of KISS. (more…)
Shri Prakash Javadekar
Achyuta Samanta’s dedication and commitment for transforming the children to become worth citizen of the mother land are laudable. His selfless efforts in establishing and running the largest residential tribal institute have been recognised as a model to eradicate poverty and hunger through education alone.
The way KISS is trying to change the lives of tribal people in a positive way by providing education is very important. Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar had always given importance on the kind of upliftment through education of tribal, Dalits and other backward classes.
Realisation of Prof. Achyuta Samanta’s vision and dream is as much a matter of happiness for me and the entire country as for him. In KIIT and KISS, I see new Taxila University and Nalanda University being developed. (more…)
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
I thank Prof. Samanta for creating two beautiful institutions like KIIT and KISS. He is educating 25,000 poor children. It is a great service to humanity; and service to humanity is service to God. May God bless him to do many more such work. (more…)
I congratulate Dr. Samanta for establishing institutions of character like KIIT and KISS. I urge the students of KIIT & KISS to take lead in spreading the message of peace and non-violence in present day strife torn world.
Dr. Alejandro Toledo
Former President of Peru
I pay tribute to Dr. Samanta for having initiated this enormous task of transforming social lives of millions of people in this country that we admire. I come from where you come from. Different languages, different religion – yes! But the same challenge. You have the luck of being at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, because you are a group of human beings – men and women – under the leadership of my brother, Samanta.
Dr. Habil Khorakiwala
My admiration for KISS has increased. It never ceases to amaze me. Vision, dedication, and passion in creating an institute with 25,000 children must be applauded. KISS is an oasis in Odisha. It reflects the vision of Dr. Achyuta Samanta.
Dr. Jitendra Nath Misra
Hon’ble Ambassador of India to Laos People’s Democratic Republic
I feel inspired by the way the institution has developed. May it prosper and go from strength to strength.
Dr. Justice Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf
Vice-President, International Court of Justice, The Hague
KISS, in my view, constitutes a unique experiment in social transformation. It has a remarkably distinctive mission of lifting tens of thousands of children out of poverty and illiteracy and giving them the gift of education and lifelong skills.
Dr. Kee Sun Ham
Your works remind me of the philosophy that Mahatma Gandhi told us about. Just like Mahatma Gandhi, who was the great beacon of India, Dr. Samanta is the light of education as well as philanthropic practice of 21st century.
Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju
Hon'ble Union Minister of HRD
Dr. A. Samanta had created a beautiful environment for learning and growth, which must be leveraged towards imparting qualitative education. “We are happy that we have people like Dr. Samanta in the Board of University Grants Commission and I hope that he will be able to give better guidance on the cause of education.
Dr. Prasanna Patasani
Persons like Achyuta Samanta rarely take birth on earth. I have brought Parliament’s attention to Achyuta Samanta’s sacrifice and KISS.
Dr. Priti G. Adani
Chairperson, Adani Foundation
It is a magical moment. I have never before seen 10,000 girls together at one place. KISS is a role model for all towards social transformation.
Dr. Raghuram Rajan
Hon'ble Governor of RBI
What I have seen in KISS was beyond my wildest imaginations; I am astonished to witness KISS’ unique financial model of providing free education to 25,000 poor tribal children.