Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Samanta, Shri Achyutananda
Constituency   : Kandhamal (Odisha)
Party Name     : Biju Janata Dal(BJD)
Email Address : achyuta[DOT]samanta[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in achyuta[AT]kiit[DOT]ac[DOT]in

Father's Name Late Shri Anadicharan Samanta
Mother's Name Late Smt. Nilima Rani Samanta
Date of Birth 20 Jan 1964
Place of Birth Kalarabank, Cuttack, Odisha
Marital Status Unmarried
M.Sc. (Chemistry), Ph.D.
Educated at Utkal University, KIIT University, Odisha
Profession Social Worker
Permanent Address
N3/92, IRC Village,
P.O./P.S. Nayapalli Khurda,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha- 751015
Tel: 09437000928, 09937020928 (M)
Present Address
205, Odisha Bhawan, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110021
Tel: 09437000928, 09937020928 (M)
Positions Held
2018 - 2019 Member, Rajya Sabha
May, 2019 Elected to 17th Lok Sabha
13 Sept. 2019 -12 Sept. 2020 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
09 Oct. 2019 onwards Member, Committee of Privileges
13 Sept. 2020 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Railways
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
National Award for the welfare of children, 2016 by Hon`ble President of India and first ever Kautilya Award by Indian Economic Association; delivered nearly 100 motivational speeches, keynote address and foundation day lectures across the country and abroad; conferred with 37 Honoris Causa Doctorate Awards from prestigious Universities across the globe; decorated with Civilian Awards from countries including Gusi Peace Prize International, the Highest Civilian Award from Bahrain besides over 50 national and International and over 200 State honours; started KITT and KISS
Social And Cultural Activities
Transformed the remote village `Kalarabanka`, Cuttack into a smart village and the entire Manpur Panchayat into a model Panchayat (cluster of villages); has been working relentlessly to achieve zero poverty, zero hunger and zero illiteracy since 1987; made immense contribution in the field of education, professional education, health, art, culture, literature, rural development, social service, women empowerment, media, entertainment and spiritualism; propounded `Art of Giving` - a philosophy of life to promote peace and happiness
Special Interests
To spread happiness and peace in the society
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled
Other Information
Founder Chancellor, KIIT, Deemed to be University and KISS, Deemed to be University (First Tribal University in the world) and the first person to be the Chancellor of any Tribal University in the world; Member, (i) University Grants Commission (U.G.C.) for two consecutive terms 2008-11 and 2011-2014 and (ii) Executive Committee, of All Indian Council for Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E.); served as Member of several bodies of Government of India, like NCTE, ISTE, ISCA, Coir Board, CAPART, etc. and Academic Council of Central University of Assam and Odisha; Nominated Honorary Principal Advisor to the Department of Education, Government of Manipur, 2018-2021; General President of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), 2017-2018; awarded with four National and International Fellowships - ISTE, CSI, ICA and APACH

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