Samba: Deputy Commissioner, Sheetal Nanda, launched a Self Defence programme under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in Jammu’s Samba district.
Deputy Commissioner said that an elaborate training will be given to girls studying in class 9th-12th, so that they can learn “certain skills for self protection and self-development”, an official spokesman said here.
“She highlighted the objectives of the programme like reducing irregular attendance of girl students and giving a message to the violence-maker that girls are being ready for counter-defence and awareness is being created among the girls in this regard,” he said.
The commissioner stressed that if girls can “recognise and respond” to “potentially dangerous situations”, they can be more confident in their everyday activities.
She called upon the participants to create awareness regarding gender equality and raise their voice against any kind of abuse.
The spokesman informed that professional Martial Arts experts would impart training to girls till January 30, with each batch of students to be trained for 10 days.
It was informed that similar programmes shall also be organised at Vijaypur, Ghagwal and other parts of the district.