The 2nd laureate - 2015

2nd Laureate

Dr Achyuta Samanta

The 2nd laureate-2015

Dr. Achyuta Samanta is a man of a thousand dreams. With faith and beliefs strongly rooted on right effort, he works for a genuinely worthy social cause, and success inevitably follows. He is the founder of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. His dream was to ensure that poverty would never pose a hindrance to anyone’s education. He accelerated efforts to create a slice of heaven on earth, and called it the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.

 

Dr. Samanta’s vision is to provide quality education and opportunities to the poorest of the poor indigenous tribal children, boosting their all-round development and empowering them with life skills so that they can successfully integrate into the mainstream.

Dr. Samanta’s journey has been marked by strength and resilience as he established both the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences on the bedrock of strong ethical values. Today, the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology is regarded as a world-class university and it caters to 25,000 children from the underprivileged tribal community but it was begun with an investment of just Rs 5000.

 

In 2015, Dr. Achyuta Samanta was honoured with “Isa Award for Service to Humanity” for his relentless quest to help those languishing in abject poverty and for establishing a conglomeration of educational institutions.

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DR. ACHYUTA SAMANTA

Dr. Samanta is widely described as a living legend because of his own miraculous journey out of poverty but also for his relentless quest to help those languishing in abject poverty, ignorance and neglect.