Transforming Lives, Building Futures: Support Hall Renovations at IITKGP


IIT Kharagpur Foundation (USA) NEWSLETTER

Volume: 2.03.2024

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Dear Reader,

We hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. As proud alumni of IITKGP, we share a deep connection to the institution that molded us into the individuals we are today. It is with immense pleasure and a sense of responsibility that we reach out to you for a cause close to our hearts - the renovation of halls at our beloved alma mater. As we approach our 75th anniversary as an institution, IITKGPF (USA) plans on expanding modernization efforts of many of the older halls that have not been touched since 1990. So far the primary focus for renovations has been Nehru Hall, SN/IG Hall and a few small initiatives for other halls. In 2024, we hope to expand the modernization efforts for RK HALL, VS HALL and SN/IG HALL. We cannot accomplish this without your help. 

Why Hall Renovations Matter:

The halls at IITKGP have played a crucial role in shaping the student experience for decades. They are not merely buildings; they are homes away from home, fostering lifelong friendships, nurturing talents, and laying the foundation for countless success stories.

Unfortunately, time and wear have taken their toll on these halls, and it is now our turn to give back. We hope to preserve the charm of our beloved campus while modernizing its infrastructure. The aim of this fundraising campaign is to breathe new life into the living spaces that have played a vital role in our formative years. 

Why IITKGP Cannot Budget for these Efforts:

The rapid growth in graduate student population being admitted has resulted in IITKGP having nearly 22,000 students. IIT Kharagpur already houses almost 10,000 students. There are 21 Halls of Residences (16 for boys, 5 for girls) around campus. Many of the halls require triple sharing of rooms because of a lack of space. IITKGP had to suspend PhD and MTech admissions last year due to a lack of hostel accommodations. Many of the original halls such as Patel, Azad, Nehru, RK, RP, VS are in dire need of upgrading. Using its government allocations, IITKGP is attempting to expand housing by building new halls. However, it is dependent on alumni to support modernization efforts of older halls at this time.

How Your Support Will Make a Difference:

1. Modern Amenities: Ensure that students have access to modern facilities, creating a conducive environment for learning and personal growth.

2. Community Spaces: Foster a sense of community by revamping common areas, encouraging collaboration, and enhancing the overall living experience. Some examples include maker spaces, gupshup pavilions, recreational areas, and much more. 

4. Updated toilets/bathrooms: Equip halls with updated toilets/bathrooms to provide facilities that are modern and conducive to a 21st century institution of higher learning. 

5. Fueling Innovation: Our alma mater has always been a hotbed of innovation. Your donation could support infrastructure projects that modernize research labs, “maker” spaces located at Halls, and other entrepreneurial initiatives that will keep IIT Kharagpur at the forefront of technological advancements.

6. Global Impact: IIT Kharagpur alumni are global leaders. Help strengthen our international stature with state-of-the art halls where young people can thrive. 

Ways to Contribute:

1. Monetary Donations:  Every dollar counts! Your financial support, no matter the amount, will contribute to the overall success of this project. If you would like to discuss the possibility of a wire transfer, please contact us and we can help you through the process. Otherwise, for cash or credit contributions you can directly contribute online

2. In-kind Contributions: If you or your business has a presence in West bengal and can provide materials, services, or expertise, we welcome your in-kind support.

3: Donate your shares or insurance: If you would like to donate shares or insurance, please contact us and we can help you through the process.

4. Qualified Charitable Donation (QCD): A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows individuals who are 70½ years old or older to donate up to $100,000 total to one or more charities directly from a taxable IRA instead of taking their required minimum distributions. Please use the following information to ensure the funds get to the correct place. 

Organization Name: IITKGP Foundation
Federal Tax ID: 47-0747227
Mailing Address: PO Box 27183, Omaha, NE 68127
Physical Address (if needed): 11218 John Galt Blvd., Ste. 201, Omaha, NE 68137
Attention to (if needed): Meenakshi Khazanchi, Executive Director

5. Spread the Word: Share this announcement with your network and encourage others to contribute. The power of community is immeasurable!

How to Donate:

Visit our dedicated fundraising page or contact Meenakshi for more details on how you can make a lasting impact.

Together, We Can Make a Difference:

Let's join hands to create a legacy that will impact generations to come. Your support is not just an investment in bricks and mortar; it is an investment in the dreams and aspirations of future leaders, innovators, and change-makers.

Thank you for considering our plea, and we look forward to counting you among the generous donors who will make this vision a reality.

Warm regards,

On behalf of IITKGPF (USA):
Asoke Deysarkar, President
Rakesh Gupta, Treasurer
Meenakshi Khazanchi, Executive Director 

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