What’s in a name?

“My father used to say: ‘You can lose everything in life, but no one can take away your education,’” recalls Kailash Mital, an Ottawa-based businessman.

Mital took those words to heart and has spent much of his life looking for ways to support educational causes—including Carleton University. “I couldn’t ask for more than to put a smile on the face of those dedicated and industrious students, who will become the backbone of our great country,” he says.

This summer, Mital and his wife Nandi put smiles on the faces of many Carleton students by making a donation to rename Alumni Theatre A in Southam Hall to the Kailash Mital Theatre. The Mital family previously set up the following scholarships: the Rhea Mital Scholarship in Small Business Management; the Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Mital Scholarship of Chandigrah, Punjab, India; the Anil Mital Undergraduate Bursary for Entrepreneurship; and the Kyle and Monica Mital Scholarship in Finance and Accounting.

“Whatever little I have done for Carleton University has really been an opportunity for me to provide back to this great institution and this great country for all that they have provided me, and countless others, in terms of providing a chance to pursue education and fulfill dreams,” he explains.

The Kailash Mital Theatre was officially unveiled at a event on September 29, 2007.

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