Bhubaneswar, July 12 (LocalWire): The Gandhi Mandela Award 2019 for Social Impact has been conferred on Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.
The Gandhi Mandela Peace initiative is an annual event brought together by Dr. Annurag Batra of Believe Foundation (India) and Tarina Patel of Dr Ramanbhai Patel Foundation (South Africa) Africa Rising Foundation, Sunday Guardian Foundation and Godrej to celebrate victory of love over hatred and celebrate 150 years of Gandhi and 100 years of Mandela’s inspirational lives.
The event confers the Gandhi Mandela Peace Initiative Awards to global leaders every year.
The jury of the Awards was led by Arif Mohammed Khan (Public Intellectual) with participation of Savita Hiremath (Filmmaker), Tarina Pate (Actor), Dr Annurag Batra (Publisher), Bhuvan Lall (Author) and Manoharan Moses (Journalist).
Expressing his happiness, Dr Samanta said, ‘I dedicate this award to my warriors in my mission against hunger, poverty and Illiteracy, a cause which I am married to’ and thanked the Gandhi Mandela Peace Initiative for the honour.