The Akhand Jyoti team comprises people from diverse industry and education backgrounds who have come together to make a unified effort in creating substantial and long lasting social changes in low-income states, starting in Bihar.
There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark
Stories That Inspire
Sona Devi is stronger than ever
Sona Devi believes there is not much to gather from victory. But there is a lot to learn from defeat.
The homemaker from Mohani Tola is an unassuming yet straightforward character. In the 70 years of her life, she has seen a lot of ups and downs...
Eradication of blindness - a powerful weapon for change
Sarajul Miyan was a tailor by profession.
He loved his job as he got to express his creativity while making new dresses every day. He also enjoyed meeting and coming across different people in the process. His sho...
A simple cataract surgery brings back colours of life
It’s not hard to explain how some people are surviving in certain parts of rural Bihar.
Poverty, unemployment and exploitation are common and adding to that is blindness.
A simple stitch less cataract surgery makes this man stitch together his dreams again!
Rahmat - it is not just any other word that you may randomly come across. It is a collection of letters. Which add up to translate into blessings, kindness, mercy and even prosperity.
And for Rahmat Ali, a third generation tailor from Parwaha, i...
"difficult times will lead to better days if we don’t give up hope" - this is what Dhanesh Shah had to say after the sight-restoring surgery
Why do we do what we do? Why do we toil in the sun, work day and night, and stretch our limits?
When asked, Dhanesh Shah always said, ‘It’s all for a better life. For ourselves and our near and dear ones’.
A blacksmith w...
Fulamaro Khatoon has been contemplating on ending her life but then her life took a different path. Read How!
At 80, Fulamaro Khatoon prayed she didn’t make it to living another day. She wanted to slash her wrists, hang herself to the ceiling fan and end her life.
She wanted to meet God, who she believed lived somew...
Parmeshwar Shah is an ideal example of how Akhand Jyoti is changing lives of the underprivileged
Parmeshwar Shah, a resident of Sursar in Sitamarhi district of Bihar, had left farming several years ago. He lived a happy life with his family of two sons and two daughters, and a caring wife. His elder son was married and living separ...