Self-defence training for Agra girls

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Agra, July 31 : To develop self-confidence among girls against incidents like eve- teasing or chain-snatching by hoodlums, the Uttar Police have decided to impart short term self-defence training in martial arts in schools and colleges here.

Students of Queen Victoria College attended the first of such training camps here on Tuesday (July 29) when they were taught basic martial art skills by special trainers.

"A self- defence course and a street play on drug abuse was organised in Queen Mary College today for all the girl students and also other children. Students were told about their rights, their role in women's upliftment and the ways to physically defend themselves. Everyone participated enthusiastically. Besides, various misunderstandings about police's image was also cleared up," said Raghuvir Lal, the Senior Superintendent of Police in Agra

Students, on their part, were enthusiastic to learn the self-defence programme initiated by the Agra police.

Apart from college students, even school-going girls wanted to learn self-defence techniques.

"Here we learnt how to defend ourselves from any goon or eve-teasers around us," said Rashi Chandra, a student.

Students said that they felt thrilled after attending the training programme.

The district administration believes that if such programmes are conducted routinely, they could create a sense of self-confidence among girls to defend themselves in any untoward situation. By Brajesh Kr. Singh

ANI

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