Welcome to new light

The mission of New Light is to promote gender equality through education and life skill training thereby reducing harm caused by violence
and abuse to women and children.

Naree Shakti Award

Ms. Urmi Basu has been a recipient of the Naree Shakti Puraskar, literally meaning "Woman Power Award", India's highest civilian award for recognising the achievements and contributions of women. The awards is given away by the President of India every year on 8 March, International Women's Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.


New Light does not work towards influencing legislation or public policy as it does not support legislation of prostitution. It believes in the fact that most women involved in sex trade are victims of circumstances and would choose a different life if they have the opportunity to do so.


A walk down the dark lanes of Kalighat way back in 2000 changed the life of Ms. Urmi Basu, the Founder of New Light, forever. Fifteen years ago Urmi combined her passion for gender equality and her background in social work, to join forces with two young members Kalighat community


In order to meet our mission and provide services to the community, we rely on generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we would not be able to serve those in the community, each year. For continuos support donate now!


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