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Bright Foundation | NGO and a Charitable organization in Kolkata


The BRIGHT TRUST FOUNDATION is a non profit public charitable trust. It was established in 2011 by Mr. Dhurjoti Banerjee, an alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur in collaboration with his brother, eminent scholar, Prof (Dr.) Pranab Banerjee currently residing and operating in the USA.

Mr. Dhurjoti Banerjee

Mr. Banerjee is involved in various academic activities and business ventures and affirmed supporting individuals and organizations in the areas of education, health and livelihood.

Dr.Pranab Banerjee

He is a Faculty member of the University of Rhode Island in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He completed his PhD in 1971 from the University of Rhode Island. He was a Research fellow at the Institute of Physics, free University Berlin, West Germany in 1977 - 78 and served as an IPA Research Fellow at Solid State Electronics Division at Rome, Air Development Centre, Hanscom.

The Bright Trust Foundation is a joint initiative by Dr. Pranab Banerjee and Mr. Dhurjoti Banerjee as social entrepreneurs who have adopted a mission to create and sustain social value. Social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss, improving systems, inventing new approaches, and creating solutions to change society for the better.

The Bright Trust is primarily engaged in conducting various philanthropic activities for the economically backward classes, in the fields of sanitation, health and education in West Bengal.

Right from inception the Foundation has been undertaking charitable and philanthropic initiatives and partnering with developmental enterprises. The Foundation strongly believes that every human being has the right to education, health care, clean drinking water and a decent livelihood and strives towards ensuring the same.

The Primary Objectives of the Foundation are:

1. Support eligible and potential, economically backward students through the Bright Scholarship program.

2. Support initiatives of mass learning and innovative education models.

3. Promote a healthy and clean lifestyle for the underprivileged through health and sanitation projects

4. Support basic health care initiatives for the economically backward sections of society.

5. Collaboration with initiatives that provide opportunities for capacity building and skill training, aimed towards gainful employment.