‘Art of Giving’ is being celebrated in 120 countries today

Art of Giving is a brain child of social reformer, educationist and founder of KIIT & KISS Dr Achyuta Samanta

‘Art Of Giving’ (AOG), a brainchild of the founder of KIIT and KISS, educationist, social activist and social reformer Dr. Achyuta Samnata, is celebrating its 6th chapter today. On this occasion ‘Bag of Happiness’, (gift hamper) have been distributed.


While the function is going on in Bhubaneswar with all pomp and show, it is also being celebrated in 120 odd countries across the globe including Republic of Chad, Ethiopia, Bahrain, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Magnolia, Nigeria, Saudi Arab, South Africa, Turkey, and Singapore. Besides, if we believe a report, it is also being celebrated in Pakistan. And in Russia, AOG is being celebrated at the Moscow state university.


In South Korea ‘Art of Giving’ was observed at the Hanseo University where students were given pen and study materials.

At Damascus in Syria kids were given date palm packets besides books and literature of ‘Art of Giving’. The celebration is going on at many educational institutes across the globe.

This year’s theme of ‘Art of Giving’ is ‘BAG OF HAPPINESS’. The gift hamper contains gears for learning including books, pen, etc.

AOG was celebrated for the first time back on May 17, 2013, and since then every year this day has been celebrated as International Day of Art of Giving.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, founder of Art of Giving had struggled a lot for getting educated, in his early days. And hence he was determined to eliminate sufferings. In this pursuit, he found that the key to true happiness and peace lies in unlocking the ‘Art of Giving’ in each individual. Perhaps this notion paved the way to the initiation of ‘Art of Giving’.


Every year, this occasion is celebrated based on a specific theme chosen to reflect the challenges and imperatives of life. This year’s theme ‘Bag of Happiness’ has been decided keeping in mind ‘learning as a lifelong process’ and nothing can resonate with it better than education as education develops a perspective of looking at life.

This year Art of Giving is being celebrated in around 6 continents in 120 countries, 29 states, 250 cities, and 10,000+ villages.

Also read: International Art Of Giving Day Celebrated In Kolkata With Much Enthusiasm

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