Mahantys a couple whose smiles bring sunshine in many lives: Narendran
Jamshedpur, Oct 13: Jusco School Kadma run by JEM Foundation on Thursday got a new auditorium. Tata Steel MD and CEO TV Narendran inaugurated the Kudy Mahanty Auditorium in the school premises.
The Kudy Mahanty Auditorium is a gift by Kudy’s parents, Rupa and Niroop Mahanty to Jamshedpur, the city where their daughter, Kudy spent her entire life.
Niroop Mahanty is a former Tata Steel official who also contested Lok Sabha polls on JMM ticket.
Rupa and Niroop Mahanty lost their daughter Kudy during the horror of founder’s day inferno of 1989.
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 will provide the opportune platform to the talent of many children to showcase their skills, flair and aptitude.
The keys were handed over to Chairperson of JEM Foundation and Jusco MD Tarun Daga and Ruchi Narendran. Jusco Education Mission Foundation will henceforth own and administer the auditorium.
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.
Inspired by Kudy, the Mahantys operate two largely self financed trusts, Kudy Mahanty Children�s Opportunities Trust and Kudy Mahanty Children�s Educational Opportunities Trust. Both these institutions have been very active in bringing relief to the underprivileged in and around Jamshedpur.
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.
Rupa Mahanty said that the philanthropic activities that she and her husband pursue are inspired by their daughter who was very kind and generous from a very young age
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.
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.