Giving back to society may be considered a statutory obligation by many businesses or entrepreneurs, but others simply go beyond the meaning to lay a concrete foundation for ushering in a change. They intend to leave a lasting impact on their community and pick up the baton to make this world a better place to live in.
From the very first day of taking charge as the President of Jyoti Group, Sanjay Jain decided to take corporate social responsibility (CSR) and all the related activities seriously and go a step ahead to make a holistic difference. The group strongly believed in the philosophy of growing together and uplifting the underprivileged communities around the operational areas of its business.
In a bid to walk the talk and ensure sustainable community development, instead of a one-time contribution, Jyoti Charitable Trust was established in the nick of time. During the early days of its inception, the trust provided a number of medical facilities to the members of the unprivileged families in the nearby villages.
Since then, the trust has focused on organizing free medical camps to prevent threatening diseases like measles, typhoid, polio, etc. It has also organized several eye check-up camps across various regions to test, diagnose and treat the patients belonging to vulnerable communities free of cost. Today, the trust has been upgraded into Jyoti Memorial Jain Charitable Hospital with Sanjay Jain Jyoti Group at the helm of affairs.
Knowing the importance of a robust education system, Mr. Jain always emphasizes building holistic educational facilities to churn out responsible, efficient, innovative, and visionary citizens. The group’s contribution during the inception of Jain Public School in Rewari is a fine example of its commitment to play a part in transforming and nurturing young students into reliable assets for the country. Besides this, Jyoti Group has been regularly contributing to the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation that works for educational progress, while also ensuring village development in rural and tribal areas across the country.
The Santosh Shramik High School in Ranchi has been operating under the sponsorship of Jyoti Group from half-a-decade. More than 200 children are studying in this school, with most of them belonging to the unprivileged sections of society.
India is one of the most vulnerable countries for children and a lot needs to be done to address this issue, before turning the tables. Understandably, Sanjay Jain has been a strong advocate of children’s rights and the group has been regularly contributing to the Prayas JAC Society, a child-focused development organization dedicated to change the lives of the needy little ones in the remote areas.
Apart from this, Jyoti Group also donates funds to Tamana, a non-profit voluntary organization established for helping mentally challenged, multiply disabled and autistic individuals, among others. In addition to this, the group not only seeks divine guidance to take decent strides for the greater good, but also cares for the sentiments of people belonging to all faiths, with the foundation of the Jain temple being a real testament to this fact. The temple is open to everyone and worshippers from any community are always welcomed, irrespective of their color, caste, creed, gender, etc.
Led by Sanjay Jain, the group had donated 1.25 acres of land to Saubhagya Sanskar Trust for setting up the temple with rooms, bhojanalaya and many other welfare activities. Currently, it also sponsors charitable and religious activities for the devotees inside the temple.
Jyoti Group’s Santosh Kumar Jain Foundation has been involved in various social activities for years. The group has set up an annual donation plan for a number of organizations and trusts, including The Blind Relief Association, Peta India, Jain Mandir Tijara, ISKON, Mahila Mangal, PM Care Fund, etc.
With all these momentous steps, Sanjay Jain Jyoti Trading hopes to build bridges and play a pivotal role in changing the perception of CSR, which shouldn’t be limited to just an obligation, but embraced as the need of the hour to transform the nation.