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Project Jyoti second phase begins in Kolkata

Kolkata, 25th July: mjunction services limited, India’s largest B2B e-commerce company has begun the second phase of “Project Jyoti” initiative for visually challenged students in West Bengal. This is a one of its kind collaborative initiative by mjunction with Paschim Banga Samagra Shiksha Mission, enabling digital education to the visually defied students from across Bengal. The team planned training sessions for the students in two batches, from 22nd July to 29th July. After the end of each training session, mjunction organized certificate distribution ceremony for the students participating in the program. Mr. Kartik Manna, Chairman, Samagra Shiksha Mission, Kolkata & Kolkata Primary School Council along with Mr. Aminul Ahsan, District Education Officer, Paschim Bangla Samagra Shiksha Mission, Kolkata were present during the certificate distribution ceremony where mjunction facilitated 75 visually challenged students.

The main goal of starting “Project Jyoti” was to provide solutions and simplify the education platform for those students. Mjunction wanted to providing education through digital means through a process, where a visually challenged student can not only learn the subject well, but also get used to technology. This project aims to solve the learning difficulty faced by visually challenged students while using Braille technique, which is time consuming and monotonous. The program is designed to let the students use a “talk-back” technology developed by mjunction using android devices. Each student will get a phone and the phones will have pre-installed apps to help students read the textbooks. The first phase of the program was held in Kolkata with 200 students. In 2018, Project Jyoti was launched successfully in Chhattisgarh. In the pilot project, 50 mobile phones were given to students to access textbooks from mobile. Overall, mjunction’s “Project Jyoti” helped in transforming the lives of more than 400 visually impaired students.

About mjunction:
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Kolkata, mjunction services limited is an equal joint venture of SAIL and Tata Steel. It is a customer focused, technology-driven and innovative e-commerce company, and connects businesses with businesses to buy and sell better using digital platforms. With over two decades of operations, mjunction is among India’s most trusted B2B organizations, with a cumulative GMV of above INR 12 lakh crores. mjunction’s mission is to make the world a better place every day, creating robust and sustainable supply chains through greater efficiency and transparency, disintermediating value-destroying middlemen, and delivering desired outcomes to stakeholders, always. mjunction is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 certified and is appraised at CMMI Level 5. Internationally, it has a business footprint in Australia, Singapore, UK and the United Arab Emirates. mjunction also has its own offices in UAE and UK.

About Project Jyoti
Project Jyoti is a CSR initiative by mjunction services limited to support visually challenged students. In 1028, the initiative Project Jyoti was first launched in Chhattisgarh as a pilot project and soon after the successful implication it launched in West Bengal. The project helps in creating accessible books for visually impaired students. In the pilot projects 50 mobile phones have been given to visually impaired students so that they can access textbooks through mobiles. Nearly 45 special educators and 30 students from across West Bengal were trained in accessible reading of the West Bengal State Board textbooks using phone.