Readers only offer: Get additional Rs 200 off on 'The Better Home' powerful natural cleaners. Shop Now
X
Watch: 14-Year-Old Starts LED Company To Provide Jobs To Villagers During Lockdown

Watch: 14-Year-Old Starts LED Company To Provide Jobs To Villagers During Lockdown

Troubled by the large scale unemployment during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020, Amar Prajapati a class 8 student in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, started Jeevan Prakash, an LED bulb manufacturing company.

Promotion
Ad Banner

In early 2020, as the coronavirus ravaged the country, lockdowns were announced and millions of Indians lost their jobs, the people in Amar Prajapati’s village in Gorakhpur were no exception.

As Amar learnt of the large scale unemployment that people were facing at the time he decided to take action. He approached his father with the idea of starting up an LED manufacturing company and subsequently attended a course on LED making organised by the Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority (GIDA).

“I learnt about unemployment by watching TV and wondered how people would find work. So I discussed the idea of setting up an LED lights business with my father. I assured him of my interest in the business and that I would provide employment to as many people as possible,” says Amar.

Initially, Amar would make the light bulbs at home but soon realised that he needed more space to expand manufacturing. This led him to set up Jeevan Prakash, an LED bulb manufacturing company based in Gorakhpur, while he was still in class 8.

Jeevan Prakash currently employs five people and provides training on how to manufacture the bulbs. Amar plans to expand the business to manufacture new products from LED lamp poles to solar lamp poles all while providing employment to his fellow villagers.

Watch this video to know more about how 14-year-old Amar is changing people’s lives, one light bulb at a time.

Let’s be friends :)
Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive news daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement
X
Before you go...

We have a favor to ask.

Our teams put in a lot of effort to create the content you love at The Better India.

The Better Home is a range of safe and eco-friendly home cleaners by The Better India. We put out curated content on our Instagram account- green living hacks, green innovations, leading a no-tox life and heroes in the sustainability space.

It would help us if you can follow our Instagram handle and spread the word around.