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Shining a

          Light on Rural


          Signify launches Ratri Chaupal CSR program to
          create safer spaces for rural women

                            ith an aim to create safer spaces   Jagdish Raj Shrimali, Honorable Minister of State & Vice         lives safer. One of the most significant factors affecting   school, learn about various social and financial schemes
                            for women living in rural villages,   Chairman, Labor Advisory Board, Rajasthan.                     the safety and well-being of women and families living   run by the government or simply engage with other
                            lighting solutions provider Signify   The program aims to positively impact more than 7,500          in villages is the lack of adequate lighting after sunset.   members of the community. With this program, we
                            recently launched a first-of-its-  women and children in the district, by conducting                 With a unique program like Ratri Chaupal, Signify will   have created a safe space for these women to connect
          Wkind CSR program called Ratri                       sessions on health, nutrition, agricultural techniques            enable women to participate more actively in their   with each other every evening and gain access to
          Chaupal in Udaipur. Under this program, the company   and financial literacy. The project also expects to              local communities, giving them more time to pursue   education and information, that can have a significant
          is illuminating communal spaces in villages to enable   increase the participation of women in night schools           education, social and financial literacy programs and   impact on their future.”
          women to gather safely after sunset and attend night   and support the village households with enrollment              community involvement in a safe environment”
          school and various information sessions on health,   support for government schemes.                                   Speaking at the launch event, Shyam Sundar Bhatt,    Additionally, the illuminated community centers will
          nutrition, agriculture, women safety, government                                                                       Chairman, Shrushti Seva Samiti commented, “It has    also function as libraries, open to all, when not in use
          schemes and financial literacy.                      Commenting on the launch, Nikhil Gupta, Head of                   been a great association working with Signify to create   for the chaupal sessions. After the success of the pilot
                                                               Commercial Operations, Marketing and CSR, Signify                 this unique and impactful Ratri Chaupal program.     project in Udaipur, Signify plans to expand this program
          The company has partnered with Srushti Seva Samiti to   Innovations India Limited, said, “With a vision to unlock      Women living in villages are afraid to venture out after   to 10 more villages in other districts in Rajasthan.
          launch the pilot project in 10 villages in the Mavli block   the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and   sunset due to lack of adequate illumination, and as a
          of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The project was launched by Shri   a better world, Signify is committed to make people’s        result they miss out on opportunities to attend night

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