Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences Receives National Award for Social Service and Humanitarian Excellence


The Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS), KIIT Deemed to be a University, renowned for its exceptional dental education, has once again made headlines by clinching a prestigious national award in the realm of social service and humanitarian contributions, the Dr. Kedar N. Rustagi Award by International College of Denticity (ICD).

KIDS was bestowed with the coveted Dr. Kedar N. Rustagi Award, the highest social honor in the country for the best contribution to promoting good oral health in the public and providing dental treatment to the rural & underprivileged people in society.

Presented by the International College of Dentistry’s national event on 24th February 2024, at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, New Delhi.

This award recognizes individuals and institutions that demonstrate unwavering commitment to selfless service, irrespective of race, occupation, position, gender, or religion1. KIDS’ tireless efforts in uplifting communities, providing dental care to underserved populations, and promoting oral health awareness have earned them this remarkable accolade.

Dr. Jugajyoti Pathi, Director (Administration) at KIDS, emerged as a beacon of compassion and leadership. His relentless dedication to humanitarian causes has left an indelible mark on the dental fraternity in India. Dr. Pathi’s initiatives, such as organizing free dental camps, supporting marginalized communities, and advocating for oral hygiene education, exemplify the spirit of service that this award celebrates.



Dr. Aswini Kumar Kar, Principal, and Dr. Sangamesh N. C., Vice Principal, along with the faculty members and students of KIDS, wholeheartedly congratulated Dr. Pathi & his commitment to society for this outstanding achievement.

Dr. Pathi Dedicated the award to Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Honorable Founder, KIIT, KISS & KIMS, who is A Beacon of Social Service and Philanthropy in the world & a true inspiration to the entire KIIT family for serving our society and nation.

The accolade not only honors KIDS’ excellence but also underscores its global impact through social services. The institute continues to inspire future dental professionals to combine clinical expertise with compassion, making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and communities worldwide.

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