Assam, India – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has partnered with Brahmaputra Volleyball League (BVL) to light up 20 community volleyball courts in the rural districts of Assam in India. This project aims to support the growth and adoption of volleyball amongst rural communities in the state. The Brahmaputra Volleyball League (BVL) is a prominent grassroots volleyball league founded by Abhijit Bhattacharya, former captain of the Indian Volleyball team.
Founded in 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, BVL has successfully nurtured and inspired youth in the state to discover and play volleyball as a professional sport. It has since become one of the biggest community grassroots volleyball leagues in the world, with over 5,000 children from across Assam, having the opportunity to play volleyball. Through its emphasis on community and youth development, the league has become an agent of positive change in the region.