The Krishna Uppal Education Fund and Travel and Style Agency has donated more books to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture worth over four hundred thousand shillings.
The fund made a similar book donation worth Ksh. 300, 000 in 2018 which benefited students pursuing mathematics, chemistry, physics and statistics in the College of Pure and Applied Sciences (COPAS).
The books cover a range of thematic areas such as Mathematics, Business Management, Accounting and Marketing.
Speaking during the presentation of the books to the University, Friday, March 22, 2022, Prof. Surindar. M. Uppal thanked the University Management for accepting the support to needy students. He stated that the objective of the fund is to reach as many students as possible.
“As a family, through this fund, we aim to bring all of us together with a common objective to help needy students achieve their dreams,” Prof. Uppal stated.
Uppal, a Professor of Mathematical Sciences, further noted that the books will be essential to staff and students while also aiding the library expand its resource in terms of the number of books available for reference to the JKUAT community.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, thanked Prof. Uppal and his son, Mr. Rabi Uppal for the book donation saying, the fund has benefitted JKUAT and its students in a special way.
“I want to pass my gratitude towards the book donation which will be essential to our students and staff. The fund has been a living testament on the ways we as individuals can change lives,” Prof. Ngumi asserted.
The Vice Chancellor also acknowledged the presence of Rose Lengima, one of the beneficiaries of the fund who is in her final year of study as a medical student, noting she was a living example of the success stories of the fund.
“This is a great moment to the University as one of our students will benefit. Her achievement as an aspiring doctor will be an encouragement to other young girls,” Prof Ngumi observed.
Prof. Ngumi expressed her gratitude to the Krishna Uppal Fund which was formed by the Late Ms. Krishna Uppal to help bright and unfortunate students.
The Krishna Uppal Education Fund has so far helped over 40 beneficiaries and was founded in the memory of Mrs Krishna Uppal, the late wife to Prof. S.M. Uppal.
The meeting was also addressed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance), Prof. Bernard Ikua, Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Prof. David Mburu, Dean, School of Medicine, Dr. Reuben Thuo and the University Librarian Dr. Rose Mangira.