Bhubaneswar, March 15 (LocalWire): KIIT and KISS founder Achutya Samanta has been awarded with the BusinessLine Changemaker Awards 2019 instituted by The Hindu BusinessLine, a leading business daily published by The Hindu Group.
Dr. Samanta was awarded and felicitated by former prime minister Manmohan Singh at an awards function in New Delhi on Thursday.
The winners across six categories of awards were also felicitated and awarded.
Those who received the awards include Finance Minister Arun Jaitely for GST and founder of Safai Karmachari Andolan Bezwada Wilson for eradication of manual scavenging.
The award focuses on recognizing and celebrating people and organisations, who through their ideas and actions, have brought about positive change in our society, the organizers said in a press release.
Dr Samanta won the award as change maker for social transformation because of his relentless efforts in improving the condition of society through his fight against hunger, poverty, illiteracy and unemployment, the organizers said. He was selected among 600 nominations in the category.
Expressing his pleasure over getting the award, Dr. Samanta said, “I accept this honor with a profound sense of gratitude on behalf of all our stakeholders.
This recognition has further enthused us to rededicate ourselves in the service of children, the torchbearers of tomorrow. It first started with transformation of my own life and surroundings followed by transforming lives of the deprived, downtrodden and destitute.”