Welcome to KMCO Trust

KUDY MAHANTY CHIRENS' OPPORTUNITIES Trust (KMCO), a city based charitable trust was founded in memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Rupa and Niroop Mahanty.

The Trust was formed in the year 2000, where Mrs. Rupa Mahanty is the Chairperson, Mr. Niroop Mahanty is the President and Mr. V Umesh Naidu is the Honorary Secretary of the Trust. Other trustees of the KMCO Trust's are Mr. Shubhankar Bhowmik and Mr. Arvind Choudhary.

The Trustees main motto is to serve the cause of needy and underprivileged children. Its objectives are therefore to help, develop and encourage the poor and underprivileged children belonging to weaker sections of the society by undertaking appropriate and adequate projects for their education, medical treatment, participation in sports, etc. KMCO believes that every child is ordained to have fun, therefore the Trust would regularly undertake activities to ensure that these children also have an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of childhood.

OUR PARTNERS:

Jamshedpur Cancer Society

TSRDS: Tata Social & Rural Development Services

FPAI: Family Planning Association of India, Singhbhum Project

Sharda Kalyan Bhandar

YMCA, Jamshedpur

How we fund KMCO

Kudy's parents, Rupa and Niroop Mahanty started the trust with their personal funds. This forms the corpus of the trust.

Kudy's mother, Rupa Mahanty is a Reiki Grandmaster, and active in empowering people through Reiki. Since her work in Reiki is a Social Service she does not personally accept fees; rather she encourages her students to put the Reiki fees due from them directly into KMCO. This way by transferring her potential Reiki earnings to charity, the KMCO Trust continues to grow.

Hearing the noble work being done by the trust, several One-time and regular donors contribute to the trust.


KMCO's Donors

Family & Dearest who have supported KMCO:

KMCO is grateful to its donors who encourage and enable the Mission of the Trust.
  • Mr. Pradeep Bhatia & family

  • Mr. Shubhankar Bhowmik

  • Mrs. Debjani Biswas

  • Mr. Niket Biswas

  • Mr. Arvind Choudhary

  • Mrs. Indira Kaczynska

  • Dr. Jayshree Kamath

  • Mr. Aroop Mahanty

  • Mrs. Reba Mukherjee

  • Mrs. Taila Muller

  • Mr. Shahroukh Namazie & family

  • Mr. Ashok B Rao & family

  • Mr. Sujoy Saha

  • Ms. Laxmi Venkatachalam

  • Mrs. Kamala Mahanty Willing

To boost education among Jamshedpur youths, Tata Steel Foundation signs MoUs with KMCO and CIF

KMCO

Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities (KMCO) Trust and Cummins India Foundation (CIF) today in an attempt to garner opportunities in the education sector.

The MoU with KMCO, a Jamshedpur-based charitable trust founded in memory of Kudy Mahanty in the year 2000, was signed by Sourav Roy, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel and Smita Agarwal, Head (Education) on behalf of Tata Steel and Mr Niroop Mohanty, President, KMCO and Rupa Mahanty, Chairperson, KMCO on behalf the Trust, in the presence of Ruchi Narendran.

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The one-year partnership with KMCO aims to undertake various developmental projects for underprivileged children residing in urban slums of the city. As a part of the partnership, KMCO will undertake the provision of tablets to schools under Masti Ki Pathshala. This programme, operated by Tata Steel Foundation, enables a learning bridge between schools and children from slums of Jamshedpur through residential and non-residential schools, with the sole purpose of making the city a child-labour free zone. The MoU is intended to equip these centres digitally to ensure smooth and continuous learning practices for the students.

The agreement will also enable a roll out of a non-residential bridge course for children residing in slum areas along the 4km stretch of Marine Drive. There are a total of 15 slums in this stretch that house more than 800 children who have either dropped out of schools or are highly irregular. With domain expertise in the field, the Foundation has partnered with KMCO for building a special course of six months and bringing the kids back to schools.

The MoU with Cummins India Foundation was signed by Mr Sourav Roy, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel on behalf of the Foundation and Mr Amit Kumar, Trustee, CIF.

The partnership with CIF will work towards special skill training of students at Tata Steel Technical Institute (TSTI) to provide industrial training to local youths. CIF runs a Technical Education for Communities (TEC) programme which is a global initiative that targets the technical skill gap through local vocational education initiatives and the partnership will ensure training of around 270 local youths. Under the collaboration, a standardized education platform will be delivered that will help the institute develop market-relevant curriculum, teachers' training, career guidance and the practical experience that the students will.

Speaking on the occasion, Roy said: "Masti ki Pathshala is an effort to create a citizen's movement to persistently and meaningfully use education as a means for the most underserved children and youth of Jamshedpur to transform their lives. Our partnerships with KMCO and CIF will not only work towards bringing children back to schools but also increase employment opportunities of youths through the highest quality of vocational instruction."

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Children undergoing cancer treatment to get financial help in Jamshedpur, KMCO and MTMH sign agreement

Mrs. Rupa Mahanty

KMCO trust and Meharbai Tata Memorial Hospital (MTMH) signed an agreement on Sunday June 21, 2020 enabling KMCO to provide financial help to the needy children undergoing cancer treatment at MTMH in Steel City.

During the term of the agreement (initially for three years), KMCO will give an annual grant to be used for the treatment of children suffering from cancer.

The KMCO-MTMH medical committee will ensure that the donation is used in a manner to get the best value.

The first cheque of Rs. 5 Lakhs towards cancer treatment for children was handed over jointly to two young patients awaiting treatment.

Mrs. Rupa Mahanty

Chairperson of KMCO Rupa Mahanty and Director of MTMH, Dr. Sujata Mitra signed the agreement in the presence of other officials.

The president of KMCO, Niroop Mahanty and vice-president (corporate services) of Tata Steel Chanakya Chaudhary among other prominent dignitaries were present on the occasion


KMCO in Partnership with SEEDS

In 2018-2019, KMCO, in partnership with SEEDS, a NGO in Jamshedpur, has undertaken a project in a nearby village to:

  • Provide purified water for domestic consumption
  • Water Harvesting

Till today KMCO has installed 21 water pumps and has taken one Harvesting Project in nearby villages.


About MADHUR MUSKAN

Our recent partnership with YMCA Jamshedpur has been most encouraging. Project "MADHUR MUSKAN" has enabled us to alleviate the condition of the abandoned children who take refuge at the Tatanagar Railway Station. Thru this endeavour, 35 children are given hot midday meals, basic education, health checkups, and much needed counselling. The Trustees of KMCO are very appreciative of the spontaneous support they have received from donors towards this effort.

In keeping with the KMCO motto "to put a smile on every child's face" KMCO recently organized a zoo visit and Picnic in the Jubilee Park Jamshedpur. A first for the children, the day was joyous both for the children, as well as the organizers.

Kudy Mahanty Auditorium built in Kadma, Jamshedpur

Rupa Mahanty & Niroop Mahanty signed a MOU with JEM Foundation for construction of Kudy Mahanty Auditorium in premises of Jusco School, Kadma, on Friday Feb 17, 2017.

KMCEO Trust Jamshedpur

This beautiful auditorium was built and keys were handed over to Chairperson of JEM Foundation and Jusco MD Mr. Tarun Daga and Mrs. Ruchi Narendran on Thursday October 10th, 2019.

This Auditorium has world class standards equipped with state of the art facilities and a seating capacity of 300, built in the loving memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Rupa Mahanty & Niroop Mahanty and it enables hundreds of children in Jamshedpur many of who did not have the facility in their own schools to showcase their talent in past.

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With the thought of "Don't give to get rather give to inspire others to give", Mrs Rupa Mahanty spoke about how children in many schools display their flair/talent in open air, under the scorching sun or maybe just under a tin shed.

Kudy Mahanty Auditorium will provide the opportune platform to the talent of many children to showcase their skills, flair and aptitude. This Auditorium is certainly going to help transform their confidence level to maybe soaring new heights.

KMCEO Trust Jamshedpur

Mrs Mahanty said that out of the 3 parts of anyone's life which is Learning, Earning and Returning, the part of returning is the most important and this is what inspires her and her husband to do what they do best, giving back to the community they dwell in.

The auditorium aims to fill the need for a state of the art facility primarily for school and corporate functions including reaching out to lesser privileged institutions that have no access to such a facility.

The auditorium which seats 300 has several notable features: it is fully air conditioned, has a controllable sound system, two greenrooms with attached toilets to name a few. The seating is staggered for proper viewing. The acoustical wall treatment and false ceiling assures excellent sound quality.

The other features include built up area of 835 sqm, 6m wide lobby, Stage - 10mx7.5m with proscenium width of 12m, Greenrooms ( 2 Nos ) and Washrooms ( For Male & Female - 2 Nos ) at the backstage, facilities like Ramp, Washroom etc for people with special needs, wheelchair accessibility, separate sound control room for Music System, FDA, etc, state of the art audio visual equipment and system, futuristic and ultra-modern fire hazard detection and suppression system, advanced technology on Safety and Security, dedicated parking area, architecturally designed congestion free emergency exits and scenic landscaping around and in front of the auditorium.

KMCEO Trust Jamshedpur

The inauguration and handing over function was attended by Kudy's 87 year old grandmother and family members of the Mahantys who travelled from all over the globe, Tata Steel officials Chanakya Choudhury, JJ Irani, Daisy Irani amongst a house full of appreciative citizens of Jamshedpur.

After inaugurating the auditorium TV Narendran termed the Mahantys as a couple whose smiles brings sunshine in many lives and said there is no better way to remember their daughter.

Kudy Mahanty Auditorium - Interior View & Exterior View

 

From Archive - For construction of The Kudy Mahanty Auditorium the couples personal friends in the pictures.
 

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