Rural Development Program »

Close to 70% of India still resides in rural and semi urban areas. It is in rural India that a vast potential of talent and untapped creative and intellectual energy lies. If this group of people is not empowered, the nation as a whole cannot flourish and develop. With the focus of developing this human force, Dr. Kiran Bedi started to think of ways to empower the rural India. Since women stand at the fore front of most activities of rural lives, the most impactful intervention was to initiate active participation of women in the decision making policies. The rural development initiatives of Navjyoti India Foundation saw the light of the day with Women’s Panchayat at Bhondsi in 1996. But that was just the beginning of a dream lived well that continues to grow from strength to strength every day. At present Navjyoti’s scope of work spans across 30 villages in Sohna block. Every month close to 400 women are being empowered, 100 children educated, countless families are being touched and smiles shared. Read More...»