Army to train border girls in martial arts

Udhampur: To teach girls self defence tactics, Army has started training martial arts to girl students in remote areas, particularly border area in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Army has initiated a four week martial arts course for girl students in remote areas,” PRO Defence Northern Command, Col S D Goswami said today.
A total of 40 girl students in different age group from six schools of Nowshera border tehsil are participating in the course which aims at developing self confidence apart from making them physically robust and psychologically empowered, Col Goswami said.
The course under Operation Sadbhavna is being conducted at Government High School, Seri will focus on physical training and mechanics of self defence for girls.
The training is being conducted by an Army soldier, a qualified Black belt in Judo, he said.