9,868 girl students learn combat skills
NEW DELHI: The six-week training programme 'Sashakti' organised by East Delhi Police came to an end on Thursday.
The Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik was the Chief Guest in the programme. It was organised from 15 November to 27 December in which 9868 girl students of six government schools of east Delhi were imparted training in self-defence.
Besides, 80 working women from Vasundhara area were also imparted self-defence training in coordination with NGO "Swayampath", while 250 boys were also included in the training module for Gender Sensitization talks. Speaking on the occasion the CP, Delhi complemented Jt CP/Eastern Range, DCP/East District and Principals of participating schools for organising this program on such a grand scale and commended the participants for attending the programme.
He reiterated that "Sashakti" is Delhi Police's most important initiative in women empowerment, as physical fitness & self-defence knowledge give a boost to your confidence.
CP Delhi Police also distributed Sashakti Kits (containing Cyber awareness CD & Cap) and certificates to the participants; and presented mementos to the principals.
A short film on Sashakti scheme was shown to the participants who presented a demo of techniques learnt during the training programme.
"Many girls panic in the event of an attack, making themselves vulnerable targets. Some ways in which a girl can defend herself seems strange, but are actually very intelligent. In self-defense classes, girls have been taught to remain calm and use physical tactics in serious situations," said DCP east Pankaj Singh.
Sandeep Goel, Spl CP/L&O (north), Ravindra Yadav, Jt CP/Eastern Range, Rajesh Khurana, Jt CP/Central Range, Devesh Srivastav, Jt CP/Southern Range, David Lalrinsanga, Jt CP/HQ and senior police officers were also present on the occasion.