Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder,  KISS  receiving the award from Dr. K. Rosaiah, His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai  on Wednesday
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KISS receiving the award from Dr. K. Rosaiah, His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai on Wednesday
Bhubaneswar: The 15th Bhagwan Mahaveer Award was conferred on Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KISS October 10, 2012.

The award was given by Dr. K. Rosaiah, His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu at a glittering ceremony held at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chennai .

The award carries a cash price of Rs 10 lakh, a citation and a memento.

The past recipients of this award include eminent personalities like Aung San Suu Kyi, Shri Anna Hazare, Dr. Prakash Murlidar Amte and Dr. Mandakini Prakash.