Prestigious Maharshi Samman for Achyuta Samanta


KIIT & KISS Founder Shot Himself to a Saintly Orbit By Being Awarded The “Sandipani Gourav Maharshi Samman-2020”. Awards and recognitions are no mere feathers in the cap for the KIIT and KISS founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta but it has become a reality about inheritance of ideals built on a foundation of benevolence and concern for others. Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Kandhamal has been conferred with the prestigious “Sandipani Gourav Maharshi Samman-2020” by Bharatiya Sanskrutik Sambhardhak Trust, Porbandar, Gujarat on the eve of celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the trust.

An All-encompassing Outreach  

Breaking out of the limits of the contours of class and geographic limits, Dr. Samanta has been on the job and this time his outreach crosses the provincial limits. In a ceremonial event held in the presence of Shri Nimaben Acharya, Hon’ble Speaker, Gujarat Legislative Assembly, a galaxy of intellectuals and saints of the nation, this honour was bestowed upon Dr. Samanta for his exemplary dedication and lifetime contribution towards Social Work and Spiritualism. In absentia, this distinguished Maharsi Samman was handed over to a representative of Dr. Samanta. Humbled by the honour, Dr. Samanta extended his respectful gratitude towards Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza, Founder of Bharatiya Sanskrutika Sambhardhak Trust and all the members & office bearers of the trust.

Beyond Realms of Social Service

Well it can be said by the yardsticks adopted by the Trust that Dr Samanta is closing in on to a stature which transcends the definitions of a social worker or educationist or philanthropist, but he has neared himself to a spiritual high by his selfless and boundless efforts for compassion for people. It’s noteworthy that every year the trust has been honouring spiritual figures, saints, sages, intellectuals, thought leaders and social workers with coveted titles and honours namely ‘Devarshi’, ‘Brahmarshi’, ‘Rajarshi’ and ‘Maharshi’ since 1996. 

Apart from Dr. Samanta, Kokila Ben Dhirubhai Ambani was conferred with ‘Rajarshi’ Samman whereas treasurer of Sriram Janmabhumi Tirthakhetra, Pune Swami Govind Devagiri Maharaj received Devarshi Samman and former Vice-Chancellor of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Dr. Rajaram Shukla was conferred with Brahmarshi Samman.

“Maharshi award is extremely special as it comes from the organisation led by the most revered and venerable Pujya Bhaishri, Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza ji. It will be remembered by our KIIT & KISS family and me forever. I dedicate this coveted recognition to our team that has worked relentlessly and to all the tribal young girls and boys who have struggled and have transformed their lives with resilience.”; said Dr. Samanta.

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