GEM programme of NTPC to fulfill dreams of rural girls

Central Chronicle News
Sipat, May 30:
With illumination of thousand bulbs, Sipat super Thermal Power Station of NTPC Limited is going to enlighten and empower the future of small girls of nearby villages by the Girl empowerment Mission (GEM) programme. Under the aegis of Corporate Social Responsibility-Community Development activities GEM programme has designed to educate and train the girl child of around 10 to 11 years about academic requirement and extracurricular activities so that they can built and prepare themselves for the future competition. Under this activity 120 girls of 15 government schools of nearby 12 villages are being trained. The duration of the programme is 4 week and it is fully residential training programme. The programme is designed to cater basic academics and extracurricular activities like singing, dancing, acting, playing, self defence and basic knowledge about computer application.
After 10 days it was trying to feel the pulse of the children who are undergoing the training programme. Sandhya Chouhan of village Nawadih expressed her satisfaction about the training programme. Sandhya said before joining this training camp I have no goal in my life, but after spending 10 days in the camp, I think to became a teacher in my life and help other children in my life. Another trainee  of the programme Ms. Sanjita from village Devri dreams to join in the military forces and to serve the nation. Similarly Nilam Sonwani from village Janji expressed her dream to became a police in her future life. They also explained that before joining the training programme we did not thought about our future life but after spending about 10 days we have learned what to do in our future and it is also explained what is dream and what is reality and if you dream something what efforts you have to put to make your dream fulfil. This is the benefit of the programme. Country wide NTPC is organizing this programme for girls empowerment. Ten percent meritorious students will be offered seat in best school of NTPC township free of cost as a day scholar.

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