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Women to get tips on martial arts at 2nd edition of Tejaswini from Nov 23

  • Kolkata: The second edition of Tejaswini, a self defense workshop for women, will kick off on November 23.

    The workshop will continue till November 27. During the workshop, women police personnel will also be given self defense training along with the citizens.

    In 2018, Kolkata Police officials got some ideas on training women after the Sukanya project was a hit.

    In the Sukanya project, Kolkata Police had arranged workshops in different schools across the city to provide self defense training to students. From there, they thought of providing self-defence training to women citizens.

    After the plan was conceived, Calcutta Police Sergeant's Institute was given the task of the new project Tejaswini. Last year more than 350 women took part in the workshop of which majority of the participant were from the age group of 20-25 years.

    According to sources, experts in martial arts and combat styles will train the participants. They will be taught how to resist a sudden attack and buy time before help arrives. Not only helping self but 'Tejaswinis' will be able to help help any person in distress. "Our aim is to build confidence among the women who goes out of their homes regularly. It is often seen that criminals back off when they were resisted," said a police official.

    Senior Kolkata Police officials are expecting more participants then the previous year. To participate in the workshop, willing applicants may apply on the website of Kolkata Police.

    They can also register themselves at the Police Athletic Club located opposite East Bengal Club, which is also the venue for the workshop.

    The workshop will be held from 8 am and 10 am from November 23 till November 27.

    The applicants will have to go through a preliminary fitness check to ascertain their mental and physical preparedness before the start their training.

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