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Art of Giving community conducted a drawing and musical chair competition for the children of Rawa Academy, an orphanage close to KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. The winners were felicitated by Dr. Achyuta Samanta.
Giving knows no age, but gives the same pleasure to the giver transcending time, age and economic capacity. Some students of KIIT University went to the nearby Shikhar Chandi slum located in Bhubaneswar and distributed stationery and chocolates to the children there. More than that, they spent their entire day with the children, playing and merry making with them. They conducted small competitions and even taught them.
Such gestures of love and reciprocation are unfathomable doses of happiness gifted by Art of Giving.
Dr. Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Amity International Schools engrossed in the Art of Giving video.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS celebrating Art of Giving with Latin American Ambassadors. Celebrating Art of Giving in Nepal
AOG Bhubaneswar Chapter celebrates INTERNATIONAL ART OF GIVING DAY
KISS CHILDREN EMBRACE STREET CHILDREN- AN UNMATCHED EXPRESSION OF COMPASSION AND EMPATHY
The street children of Bhubaneswar awoke on 12 April 2016 with the lingering memory of the torturous raging heat of yesterday. Little did they know what lay ahead of them today. How would they? All the days of their lives they have seen the same fervor of drudgery. An isolated world of their own! Headless figures on nameless walls! Nobody ever cares to hear their cries, their blues, and their loneliness. However, today had a different flavor for these children, as they, caught unaware, had received a humane touch that a child secretly yearn at the deepest abyss of their souls. The care was given by none other than the children of KISS, who once were too a deprived lot. The scene of KISS children mingling with the street children, grooming the, giving them clothes, sharing the life skills they have learnt, playing with them melted all hearts and turned every dry eye, that witnessed the event, misty. A moved Achyuta samanta said, "This is the true Rahgir show that infused a great sense of comaraderie and hope for a better tomorrow for the street children." He went on to add, "What the KISS children did today was an exemplary expression of unpolluted compassion and empathy."
When thrash was 'gifted' back to litter bugs
Art of Giving set its sail during Annual Inter-College Event on Social Awareness- Kritarth 2015.
Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder and President of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement engrossed in the Art of Giving video.
Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS receiving the prestigious
'Isa Award for Service to Humanity', the highest civilian award of Bahrain
from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain on 3rd June 2015.
« Free distribution of garments among the poor and needy marked the celebration of 2nd Anniversary of Art of Giving at Bhubaneswar. Over 50,000 garments were distributed to 20,000 people.
Global Celebrations mark the 2nd Anniversary of Art of Giving
We are happy that
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder - KIIT & KISS lighting the traditional lamp at the launching ceremony of
his life's philosophy, the "Art of Giving" at Keonjhar on 2nd Mar 2015.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder - KIIT & KISS lighting the traditional lamp at the launching ceremony of
his life's philosophy, the "Art of Giving" at Balasore on 4th Mar 2015.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder - KIIT & KISS giving away gifts & pious blessings to underprivileged students of KISS Delhi
on the occasion of celebration of birthday of KISS Delhi on 22nd Feb 2015.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, speaks to the Rotoractors to imbibe the essence his life's philosophy, the "Art of Giving" for succeeding in life as a true human adult. Addressing Rotoractors coming from India and other South Asian Countries on the occasion of ROTASIA KALINGA 2015 his life's saga is easily replicable by anyone if they truly imbibe and practice "Art of Giving" in their practical live. He urged the youth to shun frivolity and imbibe strong discipline. Prof. Samanta and his life's philosophy, the "Art of Giving" received great appreciation from the Rotoractors and senior Rotarian present for the occasion.
Art of Giving launched in Japan
Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS launching his life's philosophy, the "Art of Giving" in the presence of Mr. Vinod Kumar (IFS), Director, Indira Gandhi IFS Training Centre, Dehradun & 200 IFS trainees.
The Art of Giving launched in the city of Mumbai, the financial capital of India on 21st December 2014 in the presence of galaxy of men and women of great substance.
Art of Giving launched by Dr. Achyuta Samanta at Mangal Mantap Hall, S-VYASA University, Bengaluru
Launching of Art of Giving in Srinagar on 3rd June 2014
Art of Giving, the philosophy being propagated by Shri Achyuta Samanta, Founder - KIIT & KISS, KISS Foundation India and KISS Foundation UK, was launched in Srinagar today (03/06/2014) by the propagator himself. The event was attended by representatives of both print and electronic media and distinguished personalities from different walks of life.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Achyuta Samanta stressed on the need for change in the way people perceive giving so that this world can be a better place to live. He added that by practicing the tenets of the Art of Giving, he has been able to bring smiles to million faces and has a vision to bring smiles to 10 million faces by 2020. He also asserted that despite starting his early life in poverty and deprivation he has been able to rise in social stature only be dint of the tenets of Art of Giving which he cultivated meticulously all his life.
The audience was certainly moved to go through the video depicting the life story of Shri Achyuta Samant and his rise from poverty to opulence and marveled at the wonders of the Art of Giving being propagated by him. Shri Achyuta Samant said that he is propagating the concept in order to bring peace and prosperity to people around the world.
Launching of Art of Giving in Jammu
Art of Giving, a not-for-profit initiative enshrining the philosophy of the life and work of Shri Achyuta Samanta, the Founder of KIIT & KISS, KISS Foundation India, and KISS Foundation UK, was launched in Jammu in the state of Jammu & Kashmir on June 2, 2014. The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of both electronic and print media and distinguished personalities from different walks of life. Addressing the august gathering, Shri Achyuta Samanta spoke about his innate philosophy of work and an ideals life that were shaped by his life’s ups and downs and success as well. He added that his ‘Art of Giving’ has made it possible to bring smiles to a million people by 2013 and he looks forward to bringing smiles to 10 million people by 2020. The audience also viewed several short films and videos on Shri Samant’s life and work which overwhelmed the audience who experienced something which was termed as ‘Philanthropy at its Best Ever’
First Anniversary of Art of Giving Celebrated at KIIT
The first anniversary of Art of Giving was celebrated in KIIT University today, 17th May 2014, at 5 pm amidst great fanfare and serious and spiritually charged deliberations by originator of the philosophy of Art of Giving, Sri Achyuta Samanta and the most revered spiritual Guru, Param Pujya Ram Narayan Das Ji Maharaj. The celebrations were participated by a large audience comprising distinguished public from different walks of life, dignitaries from other universities, faculty and staff of KIIT and KISS, and students. The celebrations were not only solemn but also thought provoking and moving.
Sri Achyuta Samanta, speaking on the occasion, gave an elaborate account of his life’s experiences, trials and tribulations through which he had had his realization of the Art of Giving. Elaborating on the various perspectives of his life and work, Sri Samant also attributed his success in life to cultivation of the Art of Giving which came naturally to him since his childhood. A very moving video on the childhood struggle of Sri Achyuta Samanta was also screened for the audience. There were video presentations and screening of inspirational short films.
The spiritual Guru Param Pujya Ram Narayan Das Ji Maharaj blessed Sri Achyuta Samanta and the initiative by unveiling a special video on Art of Giving based on the experiences of Sri Achyuta Samanta. In his spiritually charged speech the Guruji profusely praised the initiative and wished Sri Achyuta Samanta great success in his endeavor to spread peace and blessedness throughout the globe. He described Sri Samanta as a spiritual Guru himself though he never wore the typical attire of the ‘Sanayasi’. He added that the practicing of Art of Giving though would require a great dedication and commitment yet it is not at all difficult as this is merely a change in the mindset.
Param Pujya Baba Shri R. N. Das Ji Maharaj and Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS at the 1st Anniversary celebration of Art of Giving
Sri Srikant Rath, Dean Communications, KIIT University gave a presentation covering genesis and propagation of the Art of Giving. In his presentation he highlighted the ten tenets of Art of Giving as has been enshrined in “Art of Giving” video released by the spiritual Guru Param Pujya Ram Narayan Das Ji Maharaj which when cultivated by individuals, corporate and institutions would lead to establishment of peace in the human society and spread blessedness in all.
Shri Achyuta Samanta expressed his deep sense of gratitude to Guru Param Pujya Ram Narayan Das Ji Maharaj. He also thanked all in the audience for participating in the celebrations. He hoped that the principles of Art of Giving will be practiced by one and all in the greater interest of the mankind. The celebrations ended with an auspicious and spiritually charged ambiance.
Art of Giving - Recent Launches
The "Art of Giving" was launched at Jessore, Bangladesh on 4th May 2014 in the presence of a large gathering of local representatives from print and electronic media and other distinguished persons from various walks of life.
“Art of Giving” launched in Seoul, South Korea
“Art of Giving” was launched in Seoul, South Korea on 23rd April 2014 by the Hon’ble Founder ( KIIT & KISS ) Dr. Achyuta Samanta in the presence of congregation of dignitaries and intellectuals from different walks of life including Vice Chancellors/Presidents of 120 Universities and top corporate leaders of the South Korea. Addressing the gathering Dr. Samanta elucidated the philosophy of “Art of Giving” and how vital it is for bringing peace and harmony around the world, in people's life who nurture it and the receivers of what is given.
“Art of Giving” was launched at Kolkata on 18th April 2014 by Hon'ble Founder, KIIT & KISS in the presence of a large gathering of representatives from local print and electronic media and other distinguished persons from different walks of life. He addressed the gathering and explained how this concept is potent in bringing peace in the world, to people who cultivate it in their lives and to the people who are given.
“Art of Giving” was launched at Bangalore on 4 April 2014 at Hotel Taj Westend in the presence of a large gathering of representatives from local print and electronic media and other distinguished persons from different walks of life. Hon'ble Founder, KIIT & KISS addressed the gathering and explained how this concept is potent in bringing peace in the world, to people who cultivate it in their lives and to the people who are given. The programme was broadcast live on the internet via www.enarada.com.
Hon’ble Founder has formally started official launch of the “Art of Giving” internationally. The “Art of Giving” has been launched in the following countries:
The launching ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh was attended by the Hon’ble High Commissioner of India to Dhaka, Hon’ble Governor of Bank of Bangladesh, Hon'ble Education Minister of Bangladesh and other distinguished personalities of Bangladesh.
The “Art of Giving” was also launched at SAIC Institute in the midst of 10,000 students and staff. Another 10,000 students, staffs and representatives from media attended the launch ceremony in Daffodil International University.
The launch attracted wide media publicity and public appreciation.