Launch of new edition of Girl Empowerment Mission

Girl Child Empowerment Mission (GEM) is the flagship corporate social responsibility initiative of NTPC Limited.

Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM) is the flagship corporate social responsibility initiative of NTPC Limited, the country’s largest integrated power company. Recently NTPC has launched its new version.

New edition of Girl Empowerment Mission (GeM)

The Girl Empowerment Mission program is in a way like the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ initiative of the Government of India. The main objective of starting it is to eradicate gender inequality by giving a platform to the imagination of the daughters of the country and promoting their ability to explore opportunities. Under GEM, a month-long workshop is organized for young girls every year during the summer holidays after the examination. Through this they are provided a platform for their all-round growth and development.

The new version of GeM is launching from April 2024. It will provide opportunities to about 3,000 meritorious children from deprived sections of the society at 42 identified locations of power sector PSUs. With these, the total number of children benefiting under this mission will exceed 10,000. This year’s workshop will focus on health, hygiene, safety, fitness, sports and yoga.

History of GeM Mission

  • This mission was started as a pilot project in the year 2018, in which 392 participants participated.
  • Since then this mission has developed into a nationwide movement.
  • Despite the challenges arising from the Corona period in 2020 and 2021, this program expanded its work and area of influence.
  • Last year, 2,707 girls participated across 40 NTPC locations in the country (spread across 16 states).
  • So far, a total of 7,424 girls have benefited under the GeM Mission.

Girl Empowerment Mission organizes various programs focusing on empowerment of girls. It identifies and nurtures their leadership qualities. So that they can prepare for a better future. In this mission, NTPC aims to pave the way for a bright future for the coming generations by equipping girls with the necessary tools. May they inspire their family, society and country with themselves.

When was the Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM) launched?

In the year 2018.

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