BIT-Sindri alumnus donates $1 million to PM Cares Fund for Covid crisis
A US based BIT Sindri alumnus, Dr K.P. Singh, the founder of a multinational company, has donated $ 1 million to the BIT Sindri Alumnus Association of North America to transfer to the PM Cares Fund in an effort to help the nation’s healthcare system crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Singh is the founder of Holtec International, a supplier of equipment for the energy industry. He has studied both MS in Engineering (1969) and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1972).
Singh has also decided to fund a 100 bed hospital at his native place of Barahiya in Bihar.
During his visit to BIT Sindri in 2018, he promised to build a tech center with comparable level of funding to that of University of Pennsylvania if BIT became a central government funded institute.
BIT Sindri director, D.K. Singh, said, “K.P. Singh has also decided to help fund the appointment of five adjunct professors at BIT Sindri including their travel expense.”
BIT Sindri training and placement officer, Ghanshyam Rai, said, “We as part of the institute express our sincere thanks to the help extended during the pandemic by a BIT Sindri Alumnus based in America.”
President of BITSAANA, Anil Singh, appealed to all members to make an effort to make BIT Sindri a central government funded institute.
BIT Sindri Alumnus Association has 24 national chapters and seven international chapters, spread across the world and its members work continuously to reinstate the glory of its alma mater to help the present students.