NTPC Bongaigaon – Smt. Varnali Deka, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar, said during the launch of the four-week Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM) at its Salakati, Kokrajhar, premises on July 3,2023.
Ms. Deka went on to say that NTPC, as an energy business, has set an example by participating in the programme for the second time in a row, which speaks volumes about the firm’s dedication to community development.
Previously, Shri Karunakar Das, Chief General Manager, NTPC Bongaigaon, who is conducting the programme for the second time, stated that the shortlisted 40 girls aged 10 to 12 years have come a long way from the baseline survey, medical examination, registration process, and finally to this campus. Shri Das went on to say that NTPC launched GEM in 2018 and has helped to the empowerment of impoverished girls in the area of its plant sites. He stated that NTPC has empowered over 4500 girls across the country to date. He complimented the BTR Government, district administration, and the Department of Education for their support of NTPC Bongaigaon since the program’s conception.
He went on to say that the NTPC GEM programme is the foundation stone that will allow society to appreciate and empower women.
The NTPC GEM project will empower girls from all throughout the country by teaching them about basic education, health, and self-defense. With this programme, NTPC hopes to assist these girls in breaking the glass ceiling and dispelling myths regarding female foeticide in rural areas.
The females named above are being shortlisted in collaboration with the Kokrajhar Department of Education, with assistance from the District Administration, the Health Department, and the BTC Administration. Over the next four weeks, the girls will receive training in a variety of disciplines, life skills, and extracurricular activities such as outdoor games, puppetry, yoga, and so on.
The CSR programme will ensure that the girl kid grows into a well-rounded adult with plenty of interest and good communication and social skills.
Since its beginning, the company has focused on pioneering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practises that have had a long-term, sustainable influence on people’s lives. NTPC will continue to lead such programmes, touching the lives of the marginalised and ensuring that they live their lives with dignity.