Bhubaneswar: Noted educationist and social activist Dr Achyuta Samanta addressed the British Parliamentarians at the House of Lords in London on Tuesday. He was invited for a discourse to be attended by Members of Parliament and special invitees.Prof Samanta is the first Odia to get this honour of addressing the House of Lords.
House of Lords member Baroness Prashar introduced Dr Samanta while British Parliamentarian Alam Gamen spoke on the occasion. Dr Samanta also addressed the Parliamentarians and other dignitaries in Birmingham. On this occasion, India’s Deputy High Commissioner Dinesh Patnaik and Consul General in Birmingham Dr Aman Puri were also present.
He gave a talk on poverty eradication through quality education and connected it with the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030. He said “It’s indeed a great honour to address the House of Lords. The story of mega revolution through KIIT and KISS and it’s trajectory for the last 26 years are a standalone example for countries to emulate.”