LIGHTS, an NGO, began in 2003 as a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
• To work as a research unit and help create documents and relevant material useful for NGOs and community based organisations in the field of environment and development of India.
• To be an outreach unit to organize workshops and seminars among stakeholders in several environment and development related activities.
• Undertaken field studies in consultation with Geography and You (G’nY), Iris Publication, for publication in the aforementioned magazine.
• Promote education for the girl child living in remote and far flung areas, specially those who are unable to pursue high school education due to poor income of parents, by providing scholarships to them
• Provide help and assistance to rehabilitate old and retired people
• Create environmental awareness for better living and circulate free material towards the same.
• Creation of a network of teachers/trainers all over the country/world to facilitate interaction for environment related issues
Studies and Surveys on Socio-economic issues.
- A Report on Parbati HEP – Stage II
- Profiling Teesta V-Socio-economically
- Bondos – The High Landers
- Koyas – The Naïve Natives
Research & Documentation
- Emerging Trends
- Framework for a Rural Habitat Policy
- Mapping INDIA’S Child Sex Ratio
- Facilitating the Changemakers
- Mission Clean Ganga
- Essays On Water
- Know India Programme for
- Owner driven Housing Process
- Sustainable Reconstruction
- Appraising Energy Efficeince Projects
- United Nations
- Jawaharlal Nehru Memorable Quotes
- Sustainable Rular Lives and Livelihoods
Girl Child Scholarship Scheme
LIGHTS provide scholarships to needy girl-children to prevent them from leaving school due to poor income of parents so that they can attain a minimum educational standard. Such a programme has already been initiated in the government schools of Bihar.
Miss Khushboo, a student of class X receiving scholarship from Smt. Sumitra Devi of Mahabir Singh Smarak Nyas, Madhubani. Father of the girl Shri Kamal Prasad Kunwar and Shri Mohan Singh, clerk of the School looking on. Scholarship @ 200/- Per month. She received the scholarship for 2 years from April 2006 to March 2008, till she appeared for the X Board and cleared it with 78 per cent marks.
Safia Khatun, a bright but poor girl from West Bengal had left studies after VIII in 2006 and came to Delhi with her parents. She started working as house-maid. LIGHTS chose her as a test case to support. She was admitted to National Institute of Open Schooling for X from the year 2008 to appear for her exams in 2009. The entire admission cost was borne by LIGHTS. She opted to drop out of the programme in 2009 to be married.
Miss Ranju Kumari, of Class IX (Scholarship for the year 2006-07) receiving scholarship from the Principal of the school in presence of Smt. Sumitra Devi of Mahavir Singh Smarak Nyas. Scholarship @ 200/- Per month. She received the scholarship for 2 years from April 2008 to March 2010, till she appeared for X Board.
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Old Age Rehabilitation Scheme
Propose to help old / retired people to lead a protected and better life after retirement by way of arranging employment (those who are fit to work) and other facilities like medicine, housing, recreation, social security etc.
Resident Welfare Associations of different housing societies in Delhi and Kolkata have been approached to hold camps to address old age, medical and other problems.
LIGHTS has already given employment to Shri M N Sharma, a retired officer and who is now 67 years of age.