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…)
KISS is like a Gurukul, the facilities and amenities are an eye opener for everyone. Its incredible growth over such a short span of time amazes me.
Justice Shri Madan B. Lokur
It has been a great visit to KIIT. The warmth of the Founder and his associates has been overwhelming. I am very impressed with the facilities and I have no doubt that the law students would benefit greatly from the institution.
Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley
KISS is realizing humanitarian dream of quality education for marginalized children.”Your education here – your admission, your food, your hostel is all free. But I don’t think it is free. There is a price that you must be prepared to pay. And that price is what Dr.Samanta expects from all of you.
Mr. Amitav Ghosh
KIIT and KISS are amazing institutions. This is a harbinger of great things to come in the state of Odisha.
Mr. Bruce Bucknell
I am conscious of energy, effort and commitment to build KIIT and KISS. I congratulate Dr. Achyuta Samanta for all your achievements. The students of KIIT & KISS are the future of India and the world.
Mr. Diego Palacios
UNFPA Representative to India and Country Director in Bhutan
KISS is the brightest example of empowerment. It is a huge lab for the students. Today’s students are tomorrows mind, and you all should make the most out of this, in your lives.
Mr. E. B. Murray
This is a wonderful campus. I am particularly impressed with the great work of Dr. Samanta, Founder of KIIT and KISS.
Mr. Gaba Tabane
It would be our honour and privilege to work together with KIIT in order to empower the young people also in South Africa.
Mr. Ganesh N. Devy
The educational campuses created here are a story of idealism and determination of the Founder, Dr. Samanta. I described the campus as a “Nandanvan”. If such education is made available for Adivasi children, the development of the Adivasi communities will become a dream realised. Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) perfectly compliment each other. Together they provide a unique model of modern education for contemporary India.
Mr. Gopal Subramanium
The KIIT is a work of the Divine. It shows what it achieves through its chosen ones. The institution will live to be a tribute to mankind. The sight of tribal children educated in an atmosphere of happiness and confidence was most rewarding.