DIBRUGARH, March 22 - Renowned educationist Dr Achyuta Samanta today said that things that seem impossible can become possible if only one has the passion, zeal and selfless interest.
Speaking at the DHSK College here today before a packed audience of students, professors and eminent personalities of Dibrugarh, Dr Samanta, founder of the Kalinga Group of Institutions, said that anything that one does must be driven with passion, enthusiasm and sacrifice.
Dr Samanta was in the city here to receive the D Litt Degree (Honoris Causa) conferred to him by Dibrugarh University. The founder of the Kalinga Group of Institutions is also a promoter of culture and arts through Kadambini Media Private Limited. The Kalinga Group of Institutions has more than 25,000 students mostly tribal and with poor economic background.
Dr Samanta has received numerous awards and set records in the field of social entrepreneurship. He was among the top 15 social entrepreneurs of the world. Dr Samanta also appears in the Limca Book of Records for being the youngest Chancellor of any university in India. Recipient of around 40 Honoris Causa by institutions, both in India and abroad, Dr Samanta received the highest civilian award of the Kingdom of Bahrain in the year 2016 and the highest prize of Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, in 2013 besides other numerous prestigious awards, a release stated.
Dr Samanta was welcomed by Dr Sashikanta Saikia, principal of the college, with Gayan-Bayan and traditional Assamese and Mishing Bihu dances.
The NCC cadets of the institute escorted Dr Samanta to the dais. Among the personalities who were present today included Dr C K Gogoi, president of the governing body of DHSK College, retired professor of DHSK College Dr Bharati Duta, Dr Kamini Ranjan Baruah, JP Kanoi, retired professor of Dibrugarh University Dr Biren Borthakur, eminent advocate Abhimanyu Baruah, among others.
The event was organised by the Department of Anthropology and the Institutional Bio-tech Hub of DHSK College. Dr Moromi Talukdar, HoD, Anthropology, acted as the moderator of the programme, while the welcome address was offered by Sudakshina Das Bordoloi, Director of Institutional Bio-tech Hub. The vote of thanks was offered by Dr Bhaskar Das, Assistant Professor.