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Self-defense training plan launched in South schools

Self-defense training plan launched in South schools
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South Delhi Municipal Corporation launched a self defense programme for the women  in its area on Wednesday. Training will be provided in batches and those trainded first will act as trainers to others.

‘We have introduced this programme seeing the increase in incidents of eve-teasing, rape and attacks on women in the society. Through this programme, our aim is not only to teach self-defense but develop confidence, positive attitude, fitness, discipline and mental balance in teachers and students,’ said Satish Upadhayay, chairman of Education Committee of SDMC.

‘Basic self defense training will be provided to all teachers and students in the schools of the corporation,’ added Upadhayay.

The corporation has decided to cover all 179 girl schools of SDMC in the first phase. In in the launching programme on Wednesday, 60 teachers and 60 students of Class III, IV and V were were trained to tackle real-life situations and protect themselves from the anti -social elements of the society. Training will last for a week.

‘The main objective of the programme is to create awareness about safety and teach basic self defense techniques,’ said Suman Khatri, deputy chairman, Education Committee. According to the data with the corporation, 60-70 per cent of teachers in primary schools are women.

‘It is our moral responsibility to protect our women staff and girl students. This programme is a platform where teachers and students can learn self-defense techniques and apply them to practical situations. They should take maximum advantage of this training. We are trying to provide better working environment for the women staff,’ said Manish Gupta, municipal commissioner of SDMC.

After the training, masters trainers will be selected, who will give training in the zones. The training is being provided by team of Kalicharan Singh, president and technical director of Defense Karate-Do Association of India.
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