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NTPC launches latest edition of Girl Child Empowerment Mission (GEM)

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 17-04-2024
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NTPC Limited is preparing to launch a new edition of its flagship corporate social responsibility initiative, Girl Child Empowerment Mission (GEM). This program is in line with the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiative of the Government of India.

Objective of Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM):

  • GEM aims to nurture the imaginations of girls. And also to eliminate gender inequality by promoting their ability to explore opportunities.
  • Girl Child Empowerment Mission provides a platform for young girls for their all-round development through a month-long workshop during summer vacations.

3,000 meritorious children will join the new version of GEM:

  • This new edition of GEM, starting from April 2024, will connect around 3,000 meritorious children from deprived sections of the society across 42 identified locations of power sector PSUs.
  • With this the total number of children benefiting from the mission will exceed 10,000.

About Girl Child Empowerment Mission (GEM):

  • Started as a pilot project in 2018 with only three locations and 392 participants. Today this GEM mission has grown into a nationwide movement.
  • Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the program has continued to expand its reach and impact.
  • So far, a total of 7,424 girls have benefited from it. The number of participants is continuously increasing every year.
  • In 2023 alone, 2,707 girls participated in workshops across 40 NTPC locations spread across 16 states in India.
  • This mission focuses on empowerment of girls through various programmes. Its objective is to identify and nurture their leadership qualities. So that girls can be prepared for the future.
  • This year's workshop focuses on health, hygiene, safety, fitness, sports and yoga.
  • GEM workshops provide skill development, confidence-building and counseling with a holistic approach. NTPC Limited is widely appreciated for this work.
  • By equipping girls with the necessary tools, NTPC aims to pave the way for a bright future for the coming generations.
  • Its objective is to empower girls to become agents of change. So that they can inspire not only themselves but also their family, community and the entire country.

About National Thermal Power Corporation Limited:

  • NTPC Limited is India's largest power company. NTPC Limited is a Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Power.
  • Established: 1975
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • It was given the status of Maharatna company in May 2010.
  • Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC: Gurdeep Singh (He was awarded the 'CEO of the Year' award at the Platts Global Energy Awards for his outstanding contribution to the power sector in December 2022.)


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