Bhubaneswar ,23rd September 2015 (Biswaranjan Mishra):: Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS met with United Nations (UN) Officials in New York during his recent visit to US. It is his first meeting with UN official after KISS getting special Status by UN. During this meeting Dr. Samanta discusses various issues including eradication of poverty through quality education with UN Officials. On the side line of this meeting five permanent passes were issued by UN to representatives of KISS to attend various UN Programmes. He also discussed with Head, UN Indigenous and Head, UNFPA on the above issue. Besides this Dr. Samanta also joined a dinner hosted by Indian consulate at New York. It was attended by internationally repute Odia designer Bibhu Mohapatra, senior diplomats, representatives from Indian permanent mission to United Nations, artists and Senior UN officials. On this occasion many prominent NRI Odias including Bibhu Mohapatra were happy to get Dr. Samanta. Expressing their happiness over the UN Special Status to KISS, they feel proud as Odia people, they said. Dr. Samanta also discussed about KISS model with Senator Timothy J. Roemer and also discussed about hunger issues with CEO of feeding America in Washington. Dr. Samanta delivered a talk at the St. Cloud University which is 150 years old and felicitated by the public of Minneapolis which was attended by more than 200 elite groups including the Mayor of St. Cloud. He had discussion with different indigenous issues with the heads of American Indians. During his visit KIIT inked MoUs with three American Universities.