Eminent educationist and philanthropist Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS was conferred with the prestigious Honorary D.Litt. Degree by the Sikkim Professional University for his relentless contribution to social service and education at the 5th Convocation of the University on 8th May 2021. This is the 46th Honorary Doctorate for Dr. Samanta. Earlier, he has been awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees from many reputed institutions for his contributions in the fields of education and social work.
The virtual convocation was graced by Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India as Chief Guest, while Shri Kunga Nima Lepcha, Hon’ble Minister, Sports & Youth Affairs Department, Education Department, Land Revenue & Disaster Management Department & Law Department, Government of Sikkim; Mr. G. P. Upadhyaya, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim; Mr. Hemant Kumar Goyal, Chairman, Sikkim Professional University, and Prof. Syed Shamimul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor were present as guests of eminence.
Dr. Samanta has expressed heartfelt thanks to the Sikkim Professional University for recognizing his work in the field of social service and education for the last thirty years. Addressing the students of the university, Dr. Samanta said, it is very important for the youth to learn kindness, empathy and become good human beings. They should be willing to give back to society and act as responsible citizens. Live each moment and give back to society whenever possible, he told students.