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AOG Philosophy of Life

Founded in 2013 by Shri Achyuta Samanta, Art of Giving is a humanitarian movement engaged in spreading peace and happiness.

Art of Giving is all about creating an unconditional and sustainable abundance of love, peace and happiness and contentment for others through gestures of kindness and generosity. It was founded by Shri Achyuta Samanta on 17 May 2013. The key to peace and happiness lies in unlocking the Art of Giving in each individual. It is a not-for-profit initiative for spreading, supporting and promoting the practice of the art of giving around the world.

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Man behind the Philosophy

Shri Achyuta Samanta, A noted educationist, and philanthropist is the founder of 2 world-class institutions. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology KIIT that provides technical education to 30000 students across India and overseas and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences KISS, which is a home to 80000 poor indigenous tribal children who are provided with free education from kindergarten to post-graduation besides free lodging, boarding, healthcare, vocational and life skill empowerment.

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AOG Quotes

  • To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • A life not lived for others is not a life.

  • The most compassionate form of giving is done with no thought or expectation of reward, and grounded in genuine concern for others.

    Dalai Lama
  • “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” 

    Anne Frank, Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex
  • “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.” 

    Nelson Mandela
  • Your joy will be the greatest when you live solely for others' happiness.

    Acyuta Samanta

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