The young girls enrolled under NTPC’s ‘Super 30 girls’ Program, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative introduced by India’s largest power generating company, have cracked the IIT JEE Mains. Five girls among the group of 18, who had earlier qualified for the IIT JEE mains have successfully come out triumphant in the final qualifying hurdle.The year-long residential program, implemented with an objective to coach students for IIT- JEE, belonging to economically weaker families, brought these young aspirants a step closer to realising their dream of studying in some of India’s premier engineering institutes. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveAs part of this noble initiative, rolled out in association with the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL), NTPC bears the entire cost of boarding, lodging, and coaching for the girl students belonging to underprivileged families. After the MoU signed between NTPC Northern Region Head Quarter in Lucknow and CSRL, New Delhi, NTPC & CSRL jointly initiated the Rs 77.03 lakh-program for 30 girls selected from families living in the vicinity of NTPC plants in the northern region. During the tenure of the project, the students were provided with free stay and food, and were imparted coaching and training to sit for entrance examinations (IIT/JEE/NIT) that would help them gain admission to eminent institutes in the country. Started on July 1, 2018, the program finally had 25 girls studying at the ‘NTPC Super 30 Girl’ centre in Varanasi.