The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) and its founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta’s social work was widely appreciated in Lok Sabha on Friday, April 7, 2017.
Participating in a discussion, MP from Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh) Dr. Virendra Kumar said the need of the hour was to encourage people like Dr. Samanta who were instrumental in transforming the society.
He said Dr. Samanta had set an example to the whole world by providing free residential education to 25,000 tribal students. Dr. Samanta who has also set up another popular institutions – KIIT University invest all the money made in this institution to fund the poor tribal students studying in KISS. I salute this great man and his selfless work. We need people like Dr. Samanta who can work without any political ambitions or personal goals. We should encourage persons like Dr. Samanta, who is working for those people who really need it. I can proudly say that he has been working for society and not for publicity. I have a great respect for this gentleman and I heartily congratulate him”, he said. As he mentioned Dr. Samanta’s works, the other MPs too thumped the desk in appreciation.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta is the founder of globally children KISS (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences), a one-of-its-kind home for 25,000 poorest-of-the-poor indigenous aborigine, which provides free accommodation, food, healthcare and education from kindergarten to post-graduation (KG to PG) with vocational training. Dr. Samanta has been honored with numerous national and international recognitions for his noble work, including Gusi Peace Prize International in 2014 and Isa Award for Service to Humanity. He is the founder and propagator of ‘Art of Giving’ (philosophy of life), a concept aimed at bringing peace to human mind around the globe. KISS also has been accorded special consultative status by the United Nations.
Jharkhand government on Tuesday announced Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the family of Special Branch officer Francis Indewar who was killed by the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).
”Apart from compensation, the insurance claim of about Rs 11 lakh and job to a family member will also be given,” Jharkhand Home Secretary JB Tubid said in Ranchi.
Tubid said the government would also get the education expenditure of his children.
The beheaded body of Indewar, abducted from Hembrom market under Arki police station in Naxal dominated Khunti district on September 30, was recovered on Tuesday from Raisa ghati under Namkom police station.
The Maoists owning the responsibility of killing Francis had demanded release of their top-rung leaders like Kobad Ghandy, Chhatradhar Mahto and Bhushan Yadav against the life of the police officer.
A woman and her son were killed when a person opened indiscriminate firing at his business partner’s residence in Noida sector 39 last night.
The husband and servant have sustained injuries.
As per the police, Rajesh Jolly, resident of Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area, reached the home of his business partner Ajay Khurana at around 10.30 p.m.
Ajay, his wife Anshu and son Ankush were having their dinner when Jolly barged into their house.
“When the servant opened the door on hearing the bell, the person attacked him with a sharp weapon. Then he went inside and started firing,” Senior Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Singh Yadav told the media here.
The neighbours rushed all the four to the Kailash Hospital here. However, Anshu and Ankush succumbed to their injuries.
The police also said that the accused also tried to shot himself but the police overpowered him. He is also admitted in the Kailash Hospital and is critical.
The police have also recovered two pistols and around 40 cartridges from the accused.
The Forensic team was also sent to the spot.
According to the police, Ajay and Rajesh were family friends and had been business partners since long. However, the motive of the incident is still unknown.
New Delhi, Mar 23 The aspirations of the youth to live in a strong and inclusive India are reflected in the ‘New India’ campaign, BJP youth wing chief Poonam Mahajan said today.
The BJP Lok Sabha MP and head of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) paid homage to martyrs on Shaheed Diwas at JNU and addressed an event titled “New India: Innovation and Youth”.
“The campaign is about the aspirations of the youth in building a strong and inclusive India. The country is growing under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the focus of his schemes are the young population,” she said.
The campaign, on the Narendra Modi app, presents for youth a choice of nine pledges ranging from women-led development, drug-free India, environment and job creation among others.
The BJYM event focused on the pledge to “stand for an India of peace, unity and harmony” and to build a strong, prosperous and inclusive India by 2022.