Empowering women through self defence
Women's safety has emerged as a major concern all over the world, especially in our country. To combat this grave issue and to take on The Imperial's commitment to women's safety, the hotel joined hands with Delhi Police's Parivartan program for a 'Self Defense Training', to train the hotel's women associates and empower them with techniques of safeguarding themselves in challenging situations.
The training which was organised after 4 years in the hotel since the last one conducted in 2014, aimed at developing skills and confidence in the ladies to knock out when the need arises. The Delhi Police instructors taught not only the techniques but also the approach and the methodology to defend oneself in completely adrenalized situations.
The finale culminated 15 days training by the Parivartan team of Delhi Police and saw the presence of ACP Shashi Bala Kaushik, under whose aegis the training was conducted, Chief Guest- Addl DCP Kumar Gyanesh who enlightened the role of Delhi Police for women's safety, Inspector Mahesh Chandra, the respective instructors, senior management and associates of The Imperial. The energy and the excitement of The Imperial women was soaring high as they demonstrated defense techniques like hand to hand combat moves, knocking an opponent to the ground and leg sweeps, handling a situation when one is grabbed by an attacker and more. A few also shared their thoughts on their journey, the skills they imbibed and the confidence they have now to handle adversities, appreciating their mentors from Delhi Police.
Vijay Wanchoo, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Imperial, New Delhi, shared his thoughts on the training and said, "With an undoubted need for the security of women in the existing social scenario, The Imperial with Delhi Police initiated the self-defense training with Delhi Police for a period of 15 days this year. The training has instilled not only the right skills and confidence in them but has ensured their safety at all times. I am highly grateful to Delhi Police for lending their support in making this true by appointing their best of trainers since they have played a pivotal role in making our women aware of their strengths and capabilities. I am sure they are now better equipped to protect themselves in violent situations."
The finale witnessed Delhi Police honoring all the participants with certificates while The Imperial felicitated the Delhi Police officials for their wholehearted support in organizing this exclusive workshop.