HCL Founder gifts Auditorium
By Ria Sharma
HCL is a $6.2 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. The HCL team consists of over 90,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate in more than 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India.
HCL Founder and Alumni JEC, Ajai Chowdhry, has dedicated JASHAN, a state of the art Auditorium to the People of Jabalpur and to the fond memory of his parents
‘Jashan’, a modern auditorium at Jabalpur Engineering College (JEC) was inaugurated by Shri Prabhat Sahu, Mayor Jabalpur Corporation. Jashan was conceptualised by HCL Founder Mr. Ajai Chowdhry to give back to his Alma Mater and to honour his parents, Shri Jai Krishna Chowdhry and Smt. Shakuntala Devi.
Shri Jai Krishna Chowdhry was the Municipal Commissioner of Jabalpur and was an integral part of the ethos of Jabalpur. Dedicating the auditorium to the fond memory of his parents, Mr. Ajai Chowdhry said, “Today is a very special day for me as a long cherished dream of mine has come to fruition. My parents have always been proud to be a part of this historic and marvelous city and I have wonderful memories of growing up here. JEC, my Alma Mater has also contributed immensely to my personal and professional growth and I am really happy today to humbly contribute back to this great institution. I am most thankful for the fantastic support accorded by the staff of JEC in realizing this project. I have given close to four decades of my life to building India through technology and will continue to give back to the society that made me.”
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. P.K.Jhinge, Principal Jabalpur Engineering College said, “We are really thankful to Mr. Chowdhry for his invaluable contribution to our institution. This auditorium we are sure, will contribute immensely to our institution’s learning culture. We will always cherish this wonderful gift from one of the most distinguished alumnus of our institute. ”
This new auditorium has a seating capacity of 280 with all amenities like audio-visual surround sound, central air-conditioning, aesthetically designed public areas and green room. It provides the perfect ambience for holding conventions, workshops and cultural meets.