Udaipur, India: With an aim to create safer spaces for women living in rural villages, Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has launched a first-of-its-kind CSR program called Ratri Chaupal in India. Under this program, the company is illuminating communal spaces in villages to enable women to gather safely after sunset and attend night school and various information sessions on health, nutrition, agriculture, women safety, government schemes and financial literacy.
The company has partnered with Srushti Seva Samiti to launch the pilot project in 10 villages in the Mavli block of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The project was launched by Shri Jagdish Raj Shrimali, Honorable Minister of State & Vice Chairman, Labor Advisory Board, Rajasthan.
The program aims to positively impact more than 7,500 women and children in the district, by conducting sessions on health, nutrition, agricultural techniques and financial literacy. The project also expects to increase the participation of women in night schools and support the village households with enrollment support for government schemes.
Commenting on the launch, Nikhil Gupta, Head of Commercial Operations, Marketing and CSR, Signify Innovations India Limited, said, “With a vision to unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world, Signify is committed to make people’s lives safer.”