25 Jan 2019-|Noida | E 2 Auditorium

Self Defense Training of Girls

 To mitigate crimes against women and make them self-reliant and capable to defend themselves, Uttar Pradesh Police - under the aegis of Women Power Line organized a one-day Workshop on ‘Self Defense Training of Girls’ held at Amity University Sector 125 Noida.

The training programme was attended by more than 500 girl students of various schools and colleges of Noida including Amity University, Sharda University, Mayoor School, Sommerville School, Gyanshree School, Mahamaya Balika Inter College, Nehru International Public School amongst others.

Enlightening the students, Mrs. Anju Gupta, ADG - Women Empowerment, Uttar Pradesh Police briefed about various programmes initiated by UP Police such as 1090 women helpline, to empower women from all forms of harassment and ensure their safety in society. She stressed that it is important to sensitize the girls about various forms of harassment and further, make them aware about the legal actions they can undertake to punish the offender. She averred that to curb the crimes against women, every person has to be an ear and eye of police and encouraged them to enroll as volunteers under UP Police’s ‘power angels’ and ‘power heroes’ initiative to check and report crimes against women.

Talking about women empowerment, Mrs Gupta shared that determination is the most significant fundamental aspect to empower oneself. A woman needs to utilize all the resources available to empower herself. She advised the girl students to train themselves to sense any impending danger and protect themselves from it.  She motivated them to take action against harassment by approaching police and not to suffer in silence.

Ms. Aparna Rajawat, an International Martial Art Medalist and National Champion, demonstrated various techniques to the students to protect themselves from any physical assault. Subsequently, she informed about three major steps involved in personal defense, that are - protect, hit and run.

She expressed her concern regarding escalating crime rate against women and opined that every girl and women, from age 7 till 70 must be trained for self-defense and further, called upon the girl students to sensitize their peer group and also impart the learning with other girls.  She stressed that the real definition of women empowerment is based upon five principles that are legal, mental, emotional, physical and digital.

She acquainted the students with the laws and fundamental rights that are framed for the protection of women. Her firm stance and talismanic poetry imparted great zest among the students.