Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) seeks to recognize distinguished people for humanitarian services through a KISS Humanitarian Award on 21st and 22nd of November 2017 at its campus.His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has been chosen for the prestigious Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) Humanitarian Award for the year 2017. The award will be conferred on Dalai Lama on 21st November 2017 at a special function in KISS. It is for the first time any Nobel Laureate is receiving the prestigious ‘KISS Humanitarian Award’. KISS Humanitarian Award initiated in 2008 to recognize and felicitate individuals for exemplary and distinguished service to humanity across the globe. The award is presented every year in KISS campus at Bhubaneswar with great pomp and ceremony in the presence of a large audience, comprising students, faculty and staff of KISS and KIIT, and luminous dignitaries from different walks of life from around the world.