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Social entrepreneur Dr Achyuta Samanta urges students to pursue goals

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, March 22: If one has passion, zeal and selfless interest then anything impossible can be achieved. This was stated by Dr. Achyuta Samanta while speaking at DHSK College on Wednesday before a packed audience consisting of students, professors and eminent persolities. Dr. Samanta was in Dibrugarh to receive the D.litt. Degree (Honoris causa) conferred to him by Dibrugarh University.
Founder of the Kalinga Group of Institutions, Dr. Samanta has more than 25,000 students, mostly tribals from poor economic background. Besides being the founder of the Kalinga Group of Institutions, he is a promoter of culture and arts through Kadambini Media Pvt. Ltd. He has also been organizing the nhi Pari Little Miss India competition since the year 2000. Dr. Samanta received numerous awards and created new records in the field of social entrepreneurship and was among the top 15 social entrepreneurs of the world. Dr. Samanta also appears in the Limca Book of Records for being the youngest chancellor of any university in India.
Recipient of around 40 Honoris Causa awards conferred upon him by institutions both in India and abroad, Dr. Samanta received the highest civilian award of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the year 2016 and the highest prize of Czech University of life sciences Prague, Czech Republic in 2013, besides other numerous prestigious awards. Dr. Samanta’s success story is inquisitively studied by renowned scholars including nobel laureates. Starting with a mere Rs. 5,000 in his pocket in 1992, Dr. Samanta has earned the distinction of teaching thousands of below poverty tribal students and Kalinga Group of Institutions today is one of the best universities in the world offering high-class education to its students.
The Principal of DHSK College, Dr. Sashikanta Saikia received Dr. Achyuta Samanta in the college and offered him a red carpet welcome with Gayan-Bayan and traditiol Assamese and Mishing Bihu dance. The NCC cadets of the institute piloted Dr. Samanta to the dais. Dr. Samanta appreciated the gesture of Dr. Saikia and DHSK College for welcoming him and giving him an opportunity to speak before the students. He urged the students to work towards their goal passiotely and with zeal.
Among the persolities who were present today included Dr. C K Gogoi, president of the governing body of DHSK College, retired Prof. of DHSK College Dr. Bharati Duta, Dr. Kamini Ranjan Baruah, J. P. Kanoi, retired Prof. of Dibrugarh University, Dr. Biren Borthakur, and eminent advocate Abhimanyu Baruah, among others. The meeting was organized by the Department of Anthropology and the Institutiol Bio-tech Hub of DHSK College. Dr. Moromi Talikdar, Head of the Department of Anthropology acted as the moderator of the programme while the welcome address was offered by Sudakshi Das Bordoloi, Director of Institutiol Bio-tech Hub. The vote of thanks was offered by Assistant Prof. Anthropology, Dr Bhaskar Das.

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