KPGians making an impact: More stories from alums


IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER

Volume: 04.08.2023

Dear Reader,   

Start your April by Doing Good, and Feeling Great! Write to meenakshi@iitkgpfoundation.org for ideas and contributions.

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

– African Proverb



Tagore Grove Memorial Unveiled at Ray Miller Park, Houston, Texas

On February 25th, 2023, the Tagore Society of Houston unveiled the Tagore Grove Memorial, an unique permanent open-air public monument at the Ray Miller Park in Houston, Texas.  This major memorial is a gift to the city and creates a beautiful space for all for peace and introspection. The memorial was built on the premise that we need heroes to inspire us to be our better selves, especially in times of great divisions. Many KGPians were the heroes involved with the establishment of the memorial.

KGPians Empowering Rural Communities

Over many years, KGPians Indrajit Dutt and Tarun Debnath (Class of 1979; Physics and Chem Engineering respectively) have led the foundations of a self-help group movement in Bengal whose sole objective is to empower the rural underprivileged women and help them with skilling that will enable them to be entrepreneurs and thereby improve on their standard of living.

Four glorious years in IIT - Kgp and the connection continues even to this day (two decades later)!

An excerpt from a first person account by Dipankar Ghosh (1999/PH/Met. & Mat. Eng).

I remember that soon after arriving in IITKGP in 1995, we had a freshers welcome at the Netaji Auditorium and the whole batch of about 400 plus students were there and our seniors gave us a very warm welcome. I distinctly remember a song performance as part of the welcome ceremony. It was “Dum Maro Dum” from the hit Bollywood movie “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, and it was sung to perfection by one of our seniors. Read More

We call upon you to make small contributions to research and students!



[go to article]

The IITKGP Foundation respects your privacy!
To make sure these communications are not mistakenly blocked in the future by your spam-blocker, please add 'email_watch@omnimagnet.net' and 'webmaster@iitkgpfoundation.org' to your approved-senders-list. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence of this kind from the IITKGP Foundation please follow this unsubscribe link: http://www.iitkgpfoundation.org/unsubscribe.html?email=[email]. You will be removed from receiving any further e-mails at that point. Please allow up to 72 hours to process.