BIT Sindri alumnus donates $1 million to PM Cares
KP Singh, an alumnus of Sindri’s Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT) and founder of a multinational nuclear company, has donated $1 million to PM Cares Fund for combating the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in India, officials said on Sunday. Set up by the central government during the coronavirus outbreak last year, the PM Cares Fund is aimed at providing relief and financing research to fight the crisis.
Confirming the same, BIT Sindri director Prof DK Singh said USA-based KP Singh, a 1967 batch alumnus, transferred the amount through BIT Sindri Alumnus Association of North America chapter. “ KP Singh , who belongs to Lakhisarai district of Bihar, besides donation of $ 1 million in PM Cares Fund, has also announced to set up a 100-bed hospital at a cost of $30 million at his native place of Barahiya town in Lakhisarai. The Government of Indian has directed Lakhisarai district administration to provide land in Barahiya for the ambitious project,” said the BIT director.
BIT Sindri Alumnus Association has seven chapters abroad and 24 chapters in the country.
KP Singh is founder of Holtec International , a supplier of nuclear energy equipment. At present, his company supplies equipment for a nuclear plant in Maharashtra.
After completing his B.Tech from BIT Sindri in 1967, he completed MS in Engineering in 1969 and PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia state of USA.
Ghanshyam Rai, training and placement officer of BIT Sindri, while highly KP Singh’s initiative said the institution was thankful for his help.