Hyderabad: On the lines of the popular GEM (Girl Empowerment Mission), the flagship CSR Program of NTPC Ltd, the country’s power major, the Southern Region HQ here in collaboration with Dakshin Deepanjali Mahila Samiti on Friday launched a month-long non-residential program for Girls under the name of Personality Development Program (PDP) for girls at Govt. Girls High School at West Marredpally in Secunderabad.
Around 122 girls have registered for the program which will include training for all-round development including computer training, dance, drama, self defence, Yoga, Arts & Craft etc. Debashish Chattopadhyay, Regional Executive Director (South & WR-1) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest along with Suchita Nandi, President DDMS as Guest of Honor.
After formally inaugurating the program by lighting the lamp, Nandi stated that in today’s world girls have equal talent and can perform on par with their male counterparts in any field, if provided an opportunity and get the right platform. And, the NTPC is now providing that. Debashish Chattopadhyay, RED (South & WR-I) said that the GEM program, which was a big hit in all NTPC Stations and projects across the country, has benefitted mostly, the city-based girl students. Hence, he said the NTPC SRHQ is tailor-made to accomplish the set objectives. He said each participant was handed over a kit comprising a T-Shirt, Track pants, Shoes, Towels, Cap, and Water Bottle.
The month-long program will be executed by Tanvi Consultancy’s faculties for the children. The students of Govt Girls High School presented a rich cultural program that was appreciated by everyone in the audience.
The program was also attended by SN Panigrahi, GM HR, Badruddin Ansari, DGM-HR, M Manohar Charya, Headmaster Govt Girls High School, and other committee members of the Ladies Club along with teachers and students of Govt Girls High School West Marredpally.