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July 31, 2013

Achyuta Samanta: Tackling Naxalism at its roots

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Achyuta Samanta: Tackling
Naxalism at its roots

It is an amazing story. It is a story of how one man's, Achyuta Samanta, extraordinary courage, vision and determination to do something to better the lot of tribals, in particular tribal children, has made a difference to thousands of families. Achyuta Samanta, 47 years, founder and Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneshwar, is hopeful of giving Odisha a new identity other than that what people normally identify it with - poverty and Maoists. This, he wishes to achieve through the best weapon possible – quality education. Read more..

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