_Jyoti is a Free Night Education Centre for Children run by the students of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College (JGEC), under the students-run society called the "Centre of Social Welfare"
are many poor villages surrounding Jalpaiguri Government Engineering
College, where the need to earn money has left people uneducated and not
receiving the proper sense of education. Even many children under the
age of 10 who are working in the nearby canteens or dhaabas
have either left studies due to the urge to work for money, an burden
forced on them by their financial condition, or yet continue having
improper education. These children, children who are the light of future
India are buried under the burden of poverty and illiteracy. So how to
change this miserable situation going in this particular district, was a
demanding question that stroke the minds of our college students. And
that was how "Jyoti" was initiated.