KMCO Trust - Press Coverage

KMCO Trust Settlers 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........ Avenue Mail - Jamshedpur February 18, 2017


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Kudy Mahanty Auditorium in premises of Jusco School, Kadma
Avenue Mail - Jamshedpur February 18, 2017


KMCO Trust Settlers 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.



Today KMCO Trust has donated its 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA). ..... KHABAR MANTRA - Jamshedpur June 21, 2016


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19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA)
KHABAR MANTRA - Jamshedpur June 22, 2016


KMCO TRUST - 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA) - Jun 21, 2016.



Today KMCO Trust has donated its 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA). ..... Avenue Mail - Jamshedpur June 21, 2016


KMCO
19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA)
Avenue Mail - Jamshedpur June 22, 2016


KMCO TRUST - 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA) - Jun 21, 2016.



Today KMCO Trust has donated its 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA). ..... Chamkta Aina - Jamshedpur June 21, 2016


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19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA)
Chamkta Aina - Jamshedpur June 22, 2016


KMCO TRUST - 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA) - Jun 21, 2016.



Today KMCO Trust has donated its 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA). ..... New Ispat Mail - Jamshedpur June 21, 2016


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19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA)
New Ispat Mail - Jamshedpur June 22, 2016


KMCO TRUST - 19th Hand Tube well Hand over Ceremony - At Primary School, Moghasai (POTKA) - Jun 21, 2016.



Today KMCO Trust has donated its 18th hand tube well to Adibasi Boys Residential School, Dhusra at a small ceremony held in Patamda. ..... Danik Bhaskar - Jamshedpur June 23, 2015


Tubewell Donation
Hand Tube Well Donation
Danik Bhaskar - Jamshedpur June 23, 2015


Today KMCO Trust has donated its 18th hand tube well to Adibasi Boys Residential School, Dhusra at a small ceremony held in Patamda. The occasion was in memory to mark the Birth Anniversary of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Mrs Rupa Mahanty and Mr Niroop Mahanty. On 21st June every year, KMCO donates tube wells at far off locations in the twin districts across East and West Singhbhum where availability of drinking water is scarce. The previous 17 beneficiaries whom KMCO Trust donated tube wells were :

1. Mukteshwar Dham High School, Harina, Potka block - 21 June 2003

2. Adibasi Harijan Vikas High School, Gaurgram, Potka block - 21 June 2004

3. Khairpal Oriya Middle school, Potka block - 13 Nov 2004

4. Gitilata High School, Potka block – 21 April 2005

5. Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Narayanpur, Seraikela block – 28 April 2005

6. St. Thomas High School, Gandedungri, Hata, Potka block – 21 June 2005

7. Pandit Raghunath Murmu Memorial High School, Karandih, Jamshedpur block - 6Aug 2005

8. Shanti Devi Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Chakulia block – 20 May 2006

9. H.T. English School, Kandra - 21 June 2006

10. J.E.F. public school, Ragatand, Patamda block - 12 Jan 2007

11. Basant Shantibala Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Hensal, Rajnagar - 21 June

12. Jojo village, Seraikela block – 21 June 2010

13. Abhyudaya Public School, Bagbera, Jamshedpur block – 22nd Feb 2012

14. Rapcha village, Boram block – 22 Feb 2012

15. Kalajhore village, Jamshedpur block – 21 June 2012

16. Bhitardari Middle School, Jamshedpur block – 21 June 2013

17. Anandpur U.P. School, Gamaharia block – 13 Oct 2014

About KMCO...Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities, is a Charitable Trust of Jamshedpur founded in November 2000, in memory of KUDY MAHANTY, daughter of Mrs Rupa Mahanty and Mr Niroop Mahanty. The Trust was formed with the objective to help the poor and underprivileged children of weaker sections of society by providing education, medical treatment, participation in sports, etc. It recognises that all Children have a God given right to have fun and to enjoy the pleasures of childhood. In short, KMCO’s motto is “to put a smile on the face of underprivileged children”.

Since KMCO’s Formation… Besides donating tube wells, it organised several activities for underprivileged and needy children of society :

- Built entire school building for JEF Public School, Rangatand in Patamda that houses 800 children

- Gave Scholarships for the needy children

- Regularly holds free Health Camps for children

- Provides Medical aid for children including life saving surgeries/ hospitalization

- Sponsored Project Madhur Muskan

- Organised sports events such as football tournaments for Under-15 boys

- Constructed entire school building for JEF Public School, Rangatand in Patamda

- Organised outings for children’s visits to Nicco Park, Tata Steel Zoological Park

- Organised fun and frolic sessions for inmates of both Cheshire Home and Shishu Niketan

As the journey continues, KMCO has many such similar events planned for future – all to benefit the underprivileged and weaker sections of society.

In today's function, following were present from KMCO :

Rupa Mahanty, Chairperson; and Niroop Mahanty, President; Ken D'Cruz and Subhankar Bhowmik, the Trustees. V Umesh Naidu, Hony Secretary




KMCO joins hands with YMCA for the new project "Madhur Muskan" ..... Danik Jagran - Jamshedpur January 23, 2014


Madhur Muskan
Project MADHUR MUSKAN
Danik Jagran - Jamshedpur January 23, 2014


KMCO is happy and proud to join hands with YMCA to support and help underprivileged children under the project MADHUR MUSKAN.













Tata Steel and KMCO donate tube wells - Tata Steel has joined hands with Kudy Mahanty Children's Opportunities (KMCO), a city-based NGO created in the memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Rupa and Niroop Mahanty,..... HTC, Jamshedpur Feb 22, 2012


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
Tata Steel and KMCO donate tube wells
HTC, Jamshedpur, Feb 22, 2012


Tata Steel has joined hands with Kudy Mahanty Children's Opportunities (KMCO), a city-based NGO created in the memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Rupa and Niroop Mahanty, and donated two tube wells at Bagbera School and Rapcha village on Wednesday. The tube wells were planted at Bagbera, located on the premises of the Abhuyadaya Public School at Rapch, a tribal dominated village in Boram block.



Mrs. Rupa Mahanty


Xmas cheer for rural kids at zoo - Not every child gets to celebrate Christmas. But this year, some underprivileged ones got angels in disguise to give them a good time..... The Telegraph December 21, 2011


The Telegraph
Xmas cheer for rural kids at zoo
The Telegraph, December 21, 2011


Not every child gets to celebrate Christmas. But this year, some underprivileged ones got angels in disguise to give them a good time.

A Jamshedpur-based charitable trust, Kudy Mahanty Chiren’s Opportunities, hosted an annual Christmas party for 70 children from Uday Creche at the Tata Steel Zoological Park on Tuesday.

Niroop Mahanty, a corporate executive and his management consultant wife Rupa, had founded this trust in 2000 in the memory of their daughter Kudy who had died in a tragic fire accident in March 1989.

“Chiren” was Kudy’s delightful way of pronouncing “children”.

On Tuesday, the “chiren” of Murgaguttu village, Gamharia block in Seraikela-Kharsawan district, enjoyed themselves to the hilt at the Tata zoo.

They saw the animal enclosures, played a game of badminton, had lunch and also saw a magic show specially organised for them.

“The festive season is enjoyed by everyone, but there are a number of less-fortunate children who don’t get the opportunity to have fun. We give them a day of enjoyment and carefree frolic,” said trustee Rupa.

The mission of the trust is to provide opportunities for underprivileged children through academic scholarships, sports meets, medical help and special treats such as these, she added.

The trust had earlier installed several hand pumps in 12 villages of East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan for schoolchildren.

The trust — instituted in the memory of a beloved daughter — takes its job of putting a smile on the face of every child very seriously.

It provides education and training facilities and libraries as well as legal help for children, especially those suffering from abuse.

As far as this event is concerned, it had become a yearly ritual for the Mohanty couple. “We have been organising a Christmas party for children for three years running. We want to continue with this every year,” added Niroop.

Both Niroop and Rupa agreed that giving underprivileged children a “merry Christmas” was their way of celebrating the festive season.

“You feel good when you see children enjoying the small pleasures,” Niroop said.



KMCO hands over classrooms to rural school - Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities (KMCO), a city based charitable trust, handed over a block of classrooms to a school in Patamda.... Pioneer, Jamshedpur, March 07, 2009


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
KMCO hands over classrooms to rural school
Pioneer, Jamshedpur, March 07, 2009


Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities (KMCO), a city based charitable trust, handed over a block of classrooms to a school in Patamda run by the Jharkhand Education Foundation (JEF), on Friday. The new school block will have 14 rooms for students of standard one to eight, for the 550 students of JEF School, who come from the surrounding areas of Patamda town.

Trustees of KMCO, Rupa and Niroop Mahanty, PK Dotivala, Umesh Naidu and Anjali Kashyip graced the function. Satish Pillai, Chief, corporate sustainability services, Tata Steel, Sanjay, Head, urban services and Shilpasree Nag of Corporate Affairs and Communication, Tata Steel were also present on the occasion.

Rupa Mahanty announced three new grants for the students of JEF School on the occasion and thanked Mahato, Principal. JEF School and his team members for their selfless and commendable efforts.

It may be mentioned that the KMCO trust was founded in the memory of Kudy Mahanty by her parents, Rupa and Niroop Mahanty with the avowed objective of putting a smile on every child's face.

Apart from conducting medical camps, sports tournaments, awarding scholarships and other activities in villages around Jamshedpur, KMCO has been concentrating on bringing drinking water to rural schools over the past few years. In this effort, it has partnered with the Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TRDS) and put down fresh water tube wells in a dozen of schools in the region, bringing much relief to the children and the staff.

The idea of constructing a block in the JEF School occured during a well donation programme by KMCO, when Taila Krishna Kumar, one of the nieces of the Mahanty, was so impressed with the selfless work being done by the school authorities that she voluntarily gave up a set of jewellery being bought for her forthcoming wedding, with the request that the money to be used for the school. The project was conceived in consultation with Mahato, the Principal and Subroto Roy the Secretary of the school and executed by the school authorities.

The block has been named the "Taila-Michael Block" in gratitude for the generous donation.



Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities donated a hand pump to the school children of Gorgram village.... Mail News Service June 21, 2004


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
KMCO installs hand pump
Mail News Service, Jamshedpur, June 21, 2004


Trustees of Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities donated a hand pump to the school children of Gorgram village under Potka block on Monday. Niroop & Rupa Mahanty, parents of Kudy Mahanty donated this pump. This hand pump was installed with the help of TSRDS. KMCO will install a hand pump in the villages of the state every year on this day, birthday of Kudy. Rupa Mahanty said that KMCO will undertake many welfare activities for children of remote villages by initiating scholarships, organizing health camps, reimbursement of medical expenses to the needy and also organize outings for rural school children.

Other trustees, MP Dotiwala, Anjale Kayship, Umesh Naidu were also present on the occasion



Today a hand pump was formally handed over by Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities (KMCO), a trust .... HT, June 21, 2004


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
Gorgram gets a hand pump after years
HT, Jamshedpur, June 21, 2004


Consumption of dirty water is unsafe, for life clean water is nectar.' The caution lines can be seen written on the muddy walls of the hutments scattered along the dusty road, which led to Gorgram, an obscure rural hamlet in Potka. But sadly, it is this Godsend 'nectar', which the rural populace here had been deprived of for years.

Fortunately the crisis of potable water would be sorted out to some extent for the locals of Gorgram. Today a hand pump was formally handed over by Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities (KMCO), a trust formed in memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Niroop & Rupa Mahanty. The bubbly kid who craved for sharing happiness with everyone, especially the deprived children of her age, passed away in Tisco fire tragedy in 1984.

The hand pump would serve the best need of the hundreds of children, as it has been installed in the campus of Adivasi Harijan Primary & High School.......Luckily enough the students can now get access to safe drinking water on the school premises itself. They would not have to drink unclean water from stray water sources during the summer, when scarcity of potable water is high.

......KMCO has so far installed 1500 hand pumps in remote Jharkhand & Orissa.....the trust has also launched it website www.kmcotrust.com today.



Trust brings smile to village faces.... The Telegraph, June 21, 2004


KMCO Trust
Trust brings smile to village faces
The Telegraph, June 21, 2004

Anindo Dey, Gorgram (East Singhbhum) June 21, 2004

A nearly dried up river, a dirty drain, some defunct tube wells, a health center 7 kms away and a school make up this far flung village of 160 houses in the Potka block. Residents of the village, 43 kms from Jamshedpur, have struggled long as they do not have access to certain basic facilities.

Celebrations in the village was for the new tube well drilled on the school campus, thanks to Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities (KMCO), a local organization. Missing from the bash was Kudy (Neel Nalani) herself, who would have turned 26 if she was still alive. A gifted and talented child full of sparkle, mischief and fun, Kudy was critically injured in the fire accident on March 3. 1989. She survived for 82 long hours before dying on March 6. Even in those dark hours when she was conscious, not only did she tell her parents how much she loved them, but thanked every doctor who came to treat her.............

The efforts of the parents Niroop & Rupa Mahanty led to the birth of KMCO in 2000, which, since then, has reached out to the under privileged through scholarships for education, sports, health camps, sponsoring treatment as well as organizing games, picnics and treats with its slogan "to put a smile on every child's face".

The organization has achieved a lot in its short time - from providing education to Mary Joseph, a mentally challenged girl whose mother, a widow, worked as a domestic help to sponsoring the successful treatment of baby Naina, who was not able to walk after birth, until KMCO intervened.

..........Later in the day the organization's website www.kmcotrust.com was inaugurated.



KMCO offers fun to lesser mortals .... Mail News Service June 22, 2003


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
KMCO offers fun to lesser mortals
Mail News Service, Jamshedpur, June 22, 2003


Kudy Mahanty Chiren's Opportunities (KMCO) a city based charitable trust inaugurated its activities by organizing its first outing, at the Jubilees Amusement Park, for the children of Cheshire Home & Shishu Niketan orphanage, here toady. Altogether 70 children from the Cheshire Home and Shishu Niketan were taken inside the park for outing.

The function began with chips and soft drinks served at the central cafeteria to the cheerful music of Mr Adinarayan. Thereafter the groups of children were taken through all the rides in the park. The atmosphere was such that the employee of the park also owned the slogan "Put a smile on each child's face" and got personally involved in ensuring that the children had a great time. The carnival like atmosphere infected all present on the occasion.



KMCO organizes outing for disabled children.... HT Correspondent June 22, 2003


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
KMCO organizes outing for disabled children
HT Correspondent June 22, 2003


KMCO gives young executives an opportunity to serve less privileged people and unfold as better humans.






KMCO donates hand pump to village school.... HT Correspondent June 22, 2003


KMCO Trust
KMCO donates hand pump to village school
HT Correspondent June 22, 2003


Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities, a charitable trust formed recently, donated a hand pump on Saturday to Mukteshwar Dham High School at Harina village under Potka block.

The trust has been formed in the memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Rupa Mahanty & Niroop Mahanty, VP (HRM), Tata Steel.

Constructed at a cost of Rs 25.000 by the Tata Steel Rural Development Society with funds donated by the trust, the hand pump was donated to the school.

Speaking as the Chief Guest at a simple function to hand over the pump on the school premises, Niroop Mahanty said the Trust would install such hand pumps in the surrounding villages of Jamshedpur annually for the next 10 years. Rupa Mahanty, chairperson, KMCO, also spoke on the occasion. Ms Shakti Sharma, Head - TSRDS, Tata Steel, P K Dotivala, Ms Anjale Kayship trustees of KMCO, Barha Majhi, headmaster of the school, local villagers & school children were present at the function.

The objectives of the trust is to help, develop and encourage the poosr and underprivileged children belonging to weaker section of society by undertaking appropriate and adequate projects for their education, medical care, participation in sports, organization members said. The unique feature of the trust is, it recognizes that all children have a God given right to have fun and therefore, it regularly undertakes activities to ensure that underprivileged children also have the opportunity to enjoy their childhood.

The inauguration function of the KMCO Trust was held on June 21, 2001 at Nicco Amusement Park with children of Cheshire Home & Sishu Niketan orphanage. Since then it has extended financial support to the parents of medically sick children for treatment. Niroop Mahanty, P K Dotivala, Ajit Jha and Umesh Naidu are the guiding force.



Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities, a recently formed charitable trust, has donated a hand pump on Sunday to the Mukteshwar Dham High School .... The Telegraph Jamshedpur June 22, 2003


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
donated a hand pump on Sunday to the Mukteshwar Dham High School
The Telegraph Jamshedpur June 22, 2003


Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities, a recently formed charitable trust, has donated a hand pump on Sunday to the Mukteshwar Dham High School at Harina village in East Singhbhum district. Formed in the memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Rupa Mahanty & Niroop Mahanty, the trust got the pump set constructed for Rs 25.000 by the Tata Steel Rural Development Society. Niroop Mahanty said the Trust would install such hand pumps in the surrounding villages of Jamshedpur annually for the next 10 years.




KMCO donates hand pump to school .... Mail News Service June 22, 2003


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
KMCO donates hand pump to school
Mail News Services Jamshedpur June 22


Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities, a charitable trust formed recently, donated a hand pump on Saturday to Mukteshwar Dham High School at Harina village under Potka block.

The trust has been formed in the memory of Kudy Mahanty, daughter of Rupa Mahanty & Niroop Mahanty.

Constructed at a cost of Rs 25.000 by the Tata Steel Rural Development Society with funds donated by the trust, the hand pump was donated to the school.

Speaking as the Chief Guest at a simple function to hand over the pump on the school premises, Niroop Mahanty said the Trust would install such hand pumps in the surrounding villages of Jamshedpur annually for the next 10 years. Rupa Mahanty, chairperson, KMCO, also spoke on the occasion. Ms Shakti Sharma, Head - TSRDS, Tata Steel, P K Dotivala, Ms Anjale Kayship trustees of KMCO, Barha Majhi, headmaster of the school, local villagers & school children were present at the function.

The objectives of the trust is to help, develop and encourage the poosr and underprivileged children belonging to weaker section of society by undertaking appropriate and adequate projects for their education, medical care, participation in sports etc.

The unique feature of the trust is, it recognizes that all children have a God given right to have fun and therefore, it regularly undertakes activities to ensure that underprivileged children also have the opportunity to enjoy their childhood.

The inauguration function of the KMCO Trust was held on June 21, 2001 at Nicco Amusement Park with children of Cheshire Home & Sishu Niketan orphanage. Since then it has extended financial support to the parents of medically sick children for treatment.



KMCO & FPAI organize health camps in villages.... HT Correspondent March 31, 2003


KMCO Trust
KMCO & FPAI organize health camps in villages
HT Correspondent, Jamshedpur March 31, 2003


The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), Singhbhum Project and the Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities together conducted health camps in three villages of the district namely Harisundarpur, Murgaguttu and Salampather.

KMCO chairperson Rupa Mahanty inaugurated the camp on March 27 in the presence of FPAI chairperson Sudha Sagar and other KMCO trustees. The chairperson informed that it was the first of many activities that was sponsored by KMCO through FPAI for the benefit of underprivileged children in Jharkhand. Along with medicines, the camp provided medical check ups to 150 - 200 primary school children.

In the near future KMCO has committed to sponsor a football tournament, organize visits to the zoo and other such activities for village children, which would help to "put a smile on every child's face" the motto of KMCO trust.



KMCO organizes health camp for rural children .... Mail News Service, March 30, 2003


Mrs. Rupa Mahanty
KMCO organizes health camp for rural children
Mail News Service, March 30, 2003


Kudy Mahanty Chirens' Opportunities along with Family Planning Association of India, Singhbhum Project conducted health camps in three villages of Jharkhand, Harisundarpur, Murgagattu and Salampather.

It was inaugurated by Rupa Mahanty, chairperson, KMCO on March 27 in the presence of Sudha Sagar, chairperson, FPAI and other trustees of KMCO.

Addressing on the occasion she said that it was the first of many activities that would be sponsored by KMCO, through FPAI for the benefit of under privileged children in Jharkand. This health camp would cover medical check ups for 150 to 200 primary school children including the providing of medicines. In the near future KMCO has committed to sponsor a football tournament, zoo visit and other such activities for village children. It would help to "put a smile on every child's face" the motto of KMCO trust.

Chairperson mentioned that she was delighted with the proposal from FPAI, Singhbhum Project and KMCO committee were glad to be able to offer opportunities for less privileged children and adolescent girls in nearby villages.