Kotak Karma and Gopichand Academy celebrate the mettle of women athletes representing India at the Games

Mumbai: As the Indian contingent gets ready to represent the country in the greatest sporting spectacle on earth, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (KMBL) and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (Gopichand Academy) today launched the Girl Power is Gold Power campaign to celebrate the spirit of all the women athletes taking part. The Girl Power is Gold Power campaign carries a special message for India’s finest women athletes and all the young girls who dream of following in their footsteps.


The campaign video features badminton doubles specialists, Ashwini Ponnappa, a Gold Medal winner at the Commonwealth Games 2010 and N. Sikki Reddy, Gold medalist at the South Asian Games 2016. The one-minute film not only honours the young women who follow their dreams, but also celebrates the people that lend their support to young dreamers – thereby paving the way for a generation of champions.

Rohit Rao, Joint President & Group Chief CSR Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited said, “Every empowered child is a product of an enlightened ecosystem – comprising family, friends and acquaintances who have extended their support. With the world’s biggest sporting event upon us, this is a good time to remind us all that investing in the dreams and aspirations of the next generation can give us returns beyond measure.”


Kotak Karma is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) identity of the Kotak Mahindra Group. Under its CSR Projects on Sports, KMBL has collaborated with the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation based in Gachibowli, Telangana to develop a state-of-the-art badminton training facility with advanced infrastructure and amenities, and international standard coaches that will help India produce more world-class players. Both the athletes featured in the film train at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation.


The creative agency that worked on the campaign is Enormous.