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…)
Without any financial donor and State funding, this institution is alive and really creating a world that we all love to see. A just, peaceful, human and caring institution, contributing to build a world of peace and harmony.
Ms. Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director, World Food Programme.
You are the future of India as well as the world. Dr. Samanta has given you a tremendous platform to dream. KISS is the right platform to fulfil your dreams.
Ms. Lakshmi Puri
KISS is really exemplary for all of us and UN Women will work with such an exemplary institution. It's a great work done by Dr. Achyuta Samanta. I am confident that, you will be the change agent to transform the world into a peace and prosperous world without caste, creed, colour and gender inequality.
Ms. Martine Reicherts, Director-General of the European Commission for Education and Culture
I had heard about KISS earlier. You are the future of not only India; you are the future of the world. You can change the world as the whole planet is now in your hands.
Ms. Nisha Desai Biswal
Asst Secretary of State, South & Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Dept of State
I have been to many countries in my career and met many young children, but I have not seen a place like KISS. KISS is so special because it was started as a result of a simple dream of a humble man to try to expand opportunities and education. I am humbled by Dr. Samanta's vision, ambition and commitment.
Ms. Shobhaa De
Visiting KIIT and KISS has been an inspiring and exhilarating experience. As an Indian, I am intensely proud of the enormous achievements at KISS.
Padma Shri Ruskin Bond
So much has been achieved in such a short time. All credit to Dr. Samanta and his dedicated staff for their efforts in imparting education to thousands of tribal children and young people and giving them a bright future.
Padma Vibhushan Dr. K. H. Sancheti
Achyuta Samanta the Creator of KIIT Universe is an extra ordinary person, having God gifted powers to serve the humanity at large & poor in particular.
Padmashree Dr. Bibek Debroy
Eminent Economist & Members, NITIAayog, Govt, of India
Why not replicate KISS elsewhere, ignoring the problem of an inability to clone Achyuta Samanta?
Padmashree Prof. N. R. Madhav Menon
President, Equal Opportunity Commission, Govt. of India & Former VC, NLSIU, Bangalore
The initiative taken by Dr. Samanta for education of tribal children is commendable.