Six thousand girl students to receive self-defence training in Rajouri-DC Shahid Iqbal

Jammu: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Shahid Iqbal on Saturday said that six thousand girl students across the district are all set to receive self-defence training.

In the meeting of concerned officers, the DC finalised a meticulous action plan involving different stakeholders for imparting self defence training to the girl students in bid to engender empowerment among them.

The self defence training, aimed to equip girl students upto the age of 18 years with basic self-defence techniques in one of the martial art forms of Taekwondo and Judo, will be imparted to 6000 girls at 30 different venues, 2 in each Education Zone of the district during current financial year.

200 girl students studying in 9th-12th standard will be trained in self defence techniques at each venue by the trainers.

Pertinently, Rs 13 lakh has been earmarked for self defence training under RMSA which includes transportation charges and refreshment for the participants.

The DDC, stressed upon all stakeholders to ensure that the training sessions are regularly monitored.

He said that apart from training, girl students should be made aware about various types of crimes against them and legal entitlements.

It was also decided that a yearly calendar shall be issued for conducting public outreach programmes by One Stop Centre for Women, to extend  assistance to women and girls affected by harassment and violence at home or at work places.

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