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71st Independence day celebrated at KIIT and KISS

71st Independence day celebrated at KIIT and KISS
71st Independence Day was celebrated in Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KIIT University with great vigor and verve. Dr. B.N. Nanda, Senior Economic Adviser, Government of India, attended the celebration as chief guest and hoisted the National Flag. He also took the salute at the parade of the students. Among others, Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS, Prashant Routray, CEO, KISS were also present. After flag hoisting, march-past was performed by the students of KISS. The students also performed colourful cultural programmes. Independence Day also was celebrated in KIIT International School and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). [gallery size="medium" link="file" ids="1572,1573,1574,1575,1576,1577,1578,1579"]

United Nations (UN) Under Secretary General Erik Solheim visited KISS & KIIT

United Nations (UN) Under Secretary General Erik Solheim visited KISS & KIIT
United Nations (UN) under Secretary General Erik Solheim visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and KIIT University on Friday. Erik along with a high level delegation visited various campuses of KIIT and the various departments of KISS. On this occasion addressing 25,000 students of KISS. Erik said, the campuses of these two great institutions are fantastic. KISS is the only institution in world where 25.000 students are living in one campus. Dr. Achyuta Samanta who made these two great institutions is hero for us. He also said the world is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. He had four dreams. He dreamed for poverty free world. We need to fight for poverty free world by 2030. Mahatma Gandhi believed in nature. We have to protect our nature. He always said cleanliness…

Prof. Achyuta Samanta conferred with GOPIO International Excellence Award 2017

Prof. Achyuta Samanta conferred with GOPIO International Excellence Award 2017
Prof. Achyuta Samanta has been conferred with the prestigious 7th GOPIO (Global Organization of People of Indian Origin) International Excellence Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5th August 2017. GOPIO is a non partisan, secular global organization engaged in promoting the well being of People of Indian Origin (PIO), enhancing the cooperation and communication between Indians living in Malaysia and in other countries. [caption id="attachment_1540" align="aligncenter" width="300"] GOPIO International Excellence Award 2017[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1541" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Prof. Achyuta Samanta conferred with GOPIO Award 2017[/caption] Prof. Samanta was awarded in a grand event that was marked with glamor, glitter and grandeur. The award seeks recognize his business successes as an ethical entrepreneur and a leader and to encourage new entrants to the competitive world of enterprises. The GOPIO International Excellence Awardees are from…

KIIT & KISS Founder Delivers Talk in Armenia

KIIT & KISS Founder Delivers Talk in Armenia
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS delivered a special talk on “Promotion of humanitarianism and peace by arresting violence” on May 29, 2017 at the American University of Armenia in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. A keynote speaker at the event, he was given a generous time slot of one and a half hours to share the best practices at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) with the esteemed audience consisting of Nobel laureates, leading experts from across the international humanitarian community, business, philanthropy, student leaders and media in Armenia. He is the first Indian to have been invited to speak at this important event. 

A movement from darkness to light

A movement from darkness to light
" My sister and I will appear for 10th Board Examinations. We are confident that we will come out with flying colours. Both of us want to join Indian Police Services. I am sure it is not impossible. I have seen many examples of students coming from more dismal past making it big", said Kapura Marndi beaming with confidence.

KIIT & KISS Founder Delivers Foundation Day Address at Centre for Innovations in Public Systems

KIIT & KISS Founder Delivers Foundation Day Address at Centre for Innovations in Public Systems
Prof. Achyuta Samanta delivered the 7th Foundation Day Address at Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS) of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad on May 22, 2017. Topic of his address was: 'Social Innovation : KISS as a Role Model'. The address was attended by Shri K. Padmanabhaiah, IAS (Retd.), Chairman – Court of Governors, ASCI, Mr. Rajen Habib Khwaja, Director- General, Dr. Nivedita Pranatharthiharan, Director, CIPS and other senior officials.  

KIIT & KISS Observe International Day of Yoga

KIIT & KISS Observe International Day of Yoga
International Day of Yoga was celebrated with enthusiasm in KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) at KIIT Cricket Stadium on June 21, 2017. Led by Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, thousands of staff, students and teachers performed various basic Yoga postures during the hour-long session.

New Mind – New Dream: KISS goes to the villages

New Mind – New Dream: KISS goes to the villages
‘Gaon ku Chala Aviyan’ (Move to Village Campaign) of KISS was flagged off from KIIT campus on 31 May 2017 for five days. Dr. Damodar Rout, Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Public Enterprises, Govt. of Odisha; Shri Shashi Bhusan Behera, Hon’ble Minister, Finance and Excise and Shri Priyadarshi Mishra, Hon’ble MLA, Bhubaneswar (N) were present at the flag off programme.

International Art of Giving Day Celebrated

International Art of Giving Day Celebrated
Acts of giving, cyclothons and meetings marked the 4th anniversary celebrations of International ‘Art of Giving’ Day on May 17, 2017. ‘Art of Giving’ is the philosophy of life of noted educationist and social activist Prof. Achyuta Samanta. It stands on the simple premise – ‘Live to give and give to live’. This year’s theme was ‘Environment protection and giving back to mother Earth’. People in 100 cities of India, including Bengaluru, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai and New Delhi, and 100 cities abroad joined in the celebrating the day that promotes selfless giving. In Odisha, thousands of people enthusiastically participated in cyclothons held in 40 locations across the state, including all 30 district headquarters. More than 500 people took part in the cyclothon from Mayfair square to KIIT Stadium in Bhubaneswar.…