Mahindra Group's #LadkiHaathSeNikalJayegi campaign changed the meaning of this often-used phrase by turning it on its head. The drive, designed to further the cause of girl-child education, included a heartwarming short film that shatters stereotypes. As the campaign continues to bring about a positive change by challenging existing paradigms towards women empowerment, we recall the inception, process and execution of the radical film through a showcase.
For more than two decades, Mahindra, along with Project Nanhi Kali, has championed the cause of the girl child education in India, driven by the belief that education is the single most powerful intervention to empower young girls to chase their dreams. However, while providing free education and material support is the first step, the bigger challenge was to address existing paradigms towards women empowerment in general and girl child education in specific.
Armed with this belief, the team conducted a detailed study with the following approach that led to key findings –
During the study, the phrase 'Ladki haath se nikal jaayegi' was frequently used to describe the limitations put on girls. The phrase, embodies the existing situation that many women find themselves in – control, limitations, and lack of opportunities. However, it also represented everything the team was trying to change, through girl child education. Therefore, ‘Ladki haath se nikal jaayegi’ came to stand for better things.
The critically acclaimed campaign has since emerged as a revelation for Indian society, showing how the country stands to benefit if we harness the transformative power of girl child education. It has garnered phenomenal response across all platforms and won many awards and accolades.
Key Film Achievements
Here's a snapshot of the accolades won by the campaign
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