Mumbai: Adding another feather to his cap, educationist and social worker Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Founder of KIIT & KISS has been awarded the prestigious “Lions Choice Humanitarian Award” by Lions Mumbai Choice Foundation for his relentless contribution to the society as Humanitarian par excellence. The award was given in a glittering function in Mumbai on 28th April 2019. Dr. Varun Suthra received the award on behalf of Dr. Samanta in his absence.
Besides the trophy and a citation, Dr. Samanta was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 5, 00,000. Lions Club in its citation has mentioned that Dr. Samanta is an epitome of their slogan “We serve”.
“I am humbled to receive this prestigious award. I shall continue my journey to achieve zero poverty and to eradicate problems like hunger and illiteracy from society. I am thankful to the jury and Lions Club for bestowing upon me this decoration,” said Dr. Samanta on receiving the award.
The dedicated social worker, Dr. Samanta later donated the prize money to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).
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