The programme, initiated under UP's Mission Shakti campaign, aims to empower & uplift women.
Under the Mission Shakti campaign, girls students at more than 40,000 upper primary schools in UP will now be trained in the art of self-defence. The special training will be given to the girls of classes 6 to 8 for a period of one month, i.e., from 1st to 31st March. The initiative aims at helping young girls become self-dependent, physically and mentally.
Trainers to conduct self-defence session in schools & neighbouring institutes
Schools in Uttar Pradesh will now organise special self-defence training sessions for young girls, under the ambit of the state's Mission Shakti initiative. According to the Director-General of School Education, "These classes will help rural students boost their self-confidence and self-esteem. It is time for the girls of class 6 to 8 to learn self-defence techniques. Participants will also be given certificates."
For successful implementation of this initiative, the Department of School Education has provided a provision of ₹3,000 to all schools across the state. Additionally, the unit has also tasked about 10,748 physical education instructors with the responsibility of training girl students. These trainers will conduct a session for girls in their own school or in neighbouring institutes, stated the official.
This initiative is a big step forward to empower young girls. The sessions will train and condition girl students to take on any challenging situation and make them strong, both mentally and physically.