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Appeal from the President

Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Dear Fellow IITian:

It is with a sense of great pride that I am writing to update you on the $6 million Golden Jubilee Partnership between IIT Kharagpur's alumni and IIT Kharagpur. As you can see from the attached announcement appearing in major Indian newspapers this week and the accompanying press release, we have embarked on several ambitious projects aimed at taking IIT Kharagpur to the highest level of academic excellence. The centerpiece of the program is a PC to every student of the Institute and a high-speed network to provide high bandwidth network and Internet access.

We have been able to start the project because of very large commitments made by a handful of us. It is now my privilege to ask you to join in this program by making a generous contribution in recognition of what IIT Kharagpur has meant to you. It is now time for all alumni, from all over the world, to pitch in.

Over the next several months, additional details on the fundraising program will be available. Meanwhile, all and any contributions to the IIT Foundation are welcome. As you know, these contributions are deductible for U.S Federal and State income tax purposes.

Please use the contribution form attached.

Sincerely,

Arvind Jain (1969)
President, IIT Foundation
arvind@techlightvc.com

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