Education Is A Best Tool To Eradicate Anything In The World: Achyuta Samanta
He talked about his journey from belonging to economically weaker section of the society to providing education to tribal children in order to empower them.
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Achyuta Samanta, Founder, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) is facilitated with Gandhi-Mandela Peace Award at the Gandhi-Mandela Peace Initiative, organised jointly by Believe Foundation, Sunday Guardian Foundation and Dr Ramanbhai Patel Foundation, held today in the national capital.
Samanta said, “I am very much humbled to get this Gandhi-Mandela Peace Award. I heartily thank the Believe Foundation, Dr Ramabhai Patel Foundation and Sunday Guardian Foundation for honouring me with this award”.
“I adore Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. They both have contributed exponentially for their countries and their main objective was education. As both believed, education is the best tool to eradicate anything in the world”, he added.
Samanta further talked about his journey from belonging to economically weaker section of the society to providing education to tribal children in order to empower them.
With only five thousand rupees, Samanta started KIIT and KISS. KIIT offers various programmes across disciplines with 30 thousand students from 53 countries and KISS is home to tribal children.
From the last 28 years, the institute is integrating the elite and deprived class of the society. “With no support from the government, Samanta runs institutions across the country to benefit the elite as well as deprived class of the society”, Samanta stated.