About Us

LIGHT is an initiative of one of India's largest student-run government registered NGO Gopali Youth Welfare Society, based in IIT Kharagpur. Gopali Youth Welfare Society aims at the overall socio-economic development of the underprivileged near the IIT Kharagpur campus. GYWS started in 2002 with just 2 socially motivated people desiring to bring some change and now has over 150 active members and a budget of 30 lakh INR per annum, impacting and improving lifestyles of over 1000 families.
After the success of strategies and plans of the Gopali Youth Welfare Society (GYWS) near the area of IIT Kharagpur ,the society planned to reciprocate similar models of social upliftment throughout the nation so as to create a greater impact by spreading knowledge and experience gained through such long journey of social service and hence came up with the initiative named LIGHT to reach to masses all over India.
LIGHT currently aims at forming teams of spirited students in various colleges across India and bringing them together working for overall social development in their area and hence impact the total country as a whole.

Our Mission

Gopali Youth Welfare Society is changing lives of people in and around Kharagpur by providing quality education to underprivileged children and ensuring a life of dignity for adults by conducting relevant skill development programs.

Our Plan

We work hard to bring together all the underprivileged sections of society and enable them to establish a sustainable society where each person will have the potential to dream big as well as have the chances of fulfilling his dreams.

Our Vision

We aim to build a network of autonomous student-run centers across India, to provide them with a platform for ensuring the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals for the weaker sections of the Society.


LIGHT has created it's eight objective after considering the major problems, which the peoples faces. Since, it's inception, LIGHT has been working on these 8 objective and trying to eradicate the problems from the society. Each year we take up a social issue which people faces on mass scale and is related to the objective of LIGHT. This year, LIGHT has taken up the social issue of cleanliness under the 6th objective of LIGHT, i.e. save environment.

LIGHT launched it's cleanliness drive on 2nd October, 2019 which was the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The drive was launched at 10 centres which are spread in various states across India.

We also continuosly keep organising various events at all centres throughout the year which focus on all 8 objectves of LIGHT.


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Do you want to be one of us?

Sure you want, because we are an awesome team. Here we work hard every day to form a network of socially motivated students all over the country, which addresses the local problems and act selflessly to solve the problems for a better world.

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Why Join us?

  • Be a part of Noble cause.
  • To be a part of a community that can transform lives and be socially responsible citizens.
  • A chance to collaborate and work with IIT-Kharagpur students.
  • Provide you a certificate that adds value to your profile.
  • Social Internships for volunteers.
  • Exchange program within centres-An opportunity to visit IIT Kharagpur.
  • Opportunity to attend social entrepreneurship conference in IIT Kharagpur.
  • Chance to host National level conferences in your college.

Contact Us


Gopali (No-shooting Area),
P.O. – Salua, Dist. – Paschim Medinipur,
West Bengal, Pin-721145.

Phone Number

+91 756-678-2230
Sumit Sen
(LIGHT Coordinator)

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