The girls and women can now raise their fists to fight against the sexual assaults in the city that are imparted training in self-defence techniques.
A good number of keen girls and women were closely watching the moves of the trainer. The trainer then presented different punching techniques of martial arts where the gathering took place in the community hall opposite to Mrs. A.V.N College on Monday, May 7. The team was quick enough to take their positions and follow the steps punctiliously.
Roshini, a VII standard girl, was pleased to learn the techniques for the first time that came to the locale along with her friend, Ch. Kavya. They said they were earnest in learning the self-defence techniques until they became skilful in the art.
Girls and women that attended were aged between six and 35 acquired the techniques taught by the professional martial arts coach, G. Vijaya Shekhar.
The Chaitanya Sravanthi, a voluntary organization has ventured on a new initiative of providing free training in the self-defence techniques to the girls and women with the view of rise in the sexual assaults cases of women recently. “Based on the response, the training programme will be continued in batches. At present, children of self help group members in the vicinity are attending the sessions,” reported by Shirin Rahman, president of Chaitanya Sravanthi.
The former VUDA Chairman, S.A. Rahman said the initiative aimed at providing the girls and women with the basic self-defence techniques and the top 10 participants would receive Rs. 500 each, after commencing the camp officially.
The special guest for the inaugural attended was the former Vice Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University; V. Balamohandas said that such women empowerment is of necessity during these days and also ascertained to give a cash prize of Rs. 1000 to the topper of the training program. He felt that lessons of various self-defense training programs should be taught as a part of the school or college curriculum to students.
A three-week training program is being held for the women and girls at GVMC community hall, in One Town Area from Monday to Saturday between 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.