May 2017
Achyuta Samanta invited to give a talk in Armenia 27.05.2017  
International Art of Giving Day Celebrated 17.05.2017  
Workshop on ‘Nuclear Sciences & Applications of Radioisotopes’ at KIIT 15.05.2017  

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Achyuta Samanta invited to give a talk in Armenia

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar based educational institutions, have been invited to deliver 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.

Dr. Samanta, a keynote speaker at the event, has been given a time slot of one and a half hours to share the best practices at 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.

Armenia, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, is observing 2015 to 2023 in remembrance of the eight years of the Armenian Genocide from 1915-1923. In this eight year's commitment Aurora Humanitarian Initiative was founded on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors.

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative considers Dr. Samanta as a savior and his contribution to the society, particularly the marginalized poor sections as humanitarianism par excellence. He has created revolution through KISS that is working on eradication of poverty through education and creating sustainable and peaceful society.

In recognition to his humanitarian service, Dr. Samanta has been invited to be the keynote speaker in the open lectures at the Second Annual Aurora Dialogues, one of the most important events culminating with the presentation of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

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.

Ollywood stars Sabyasachi Mishra, Pinky Priyadarshini, Hadu, International Footballer Shradhanjali Samantaray, Olympiad Anuradha Biswal, National Cyclist Amita Kumari, Dilip Hali, Prof. Achyuta Samanta and Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University joined the cyclothone to promote the Art of Giving. They also joined in a meeting held at KIIT Stadium where the guests highlighted the philosophy of Art of Giving and its importance in every one’s life.

“In the present times, when there is much stress and competition, the practice of giving brings peace and happiness. This practice is not confined to giving money and materials, a few words of motivation and appreciation or a patient hearing is also giving. It is always good to give back to the society”, said Prof. Samanta. He credited all his achievements to his philosophy of Art of Giving, which he has been following since his childhood.

Students of KIIT University played Nukad Natak on Art of Giving in different places of the city.

Workshop on ‘Nuclear Sciences & Applications of Radioisotopes’ at KIIT

A National Workshop on “Nuclear Sciences and Applications of Radioisotopes” was inaugurated in KIIT University on 15th May 2017. The five-day programme from May 15 - 20 has been organized by Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists & Allied Scientists (IANCAS) in association with KIIT University. About 100 faculty members and research scholars from various institutions have participated. Eminent scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) also joined the workshop. Prof. N. K. Sahoo, Distinguished Scientist, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Associate Director of Physics Group, BARC was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. Prof. B. S. Tomar, Distinguished Scientist (DAE) and Director of Radiochemistry & Isotope Group, BARC was the keynote speaker and Chairman of the workshop.

The objective of this workshop is to popularize the beneficial aspects of nuclear energy and applications of radioisotopes in science, technology, agriculture and healthcare among the academic community. Eminent BARC scientists specializing in fields like nuclear chemistry, radiopharmaceuticals, nuclear medicines, nuclear agriculture & biotechnology, nuclear reactors etc, will deliver lectures in various sessions during six days workshop. Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy sponsored the workshop. Among others, Prof. P. P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University, Prof. S. C. Parida of BARC and Prof. Rojalin Sahu of KIIT University were also present.

Speakers include Prof. A. V. R. Reddy, Prof. Ashutosh Dash, Prof. Sandip Basu, S. B. Rajore, Dr. Sudipta Chakraborty, Prof. Kuber C. Bhainsa, D. P. Rath and Kaushik Sanyal. The participants will conduct practical related to handling, detection, measurements and applications of radioisotopes. The workshop will provide a forum for mutual interaction among faculty, research scholars and scientists from BARC.