Free driving camp for girls: Second phase begins

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, February 18

Following a massive response to the first phase of free driving training classes for girls, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Wednesday flagged off the second phase of the driving course for girls under `Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ drive.

The second camp has been started with 50 girls and more girls would be trained in the coming days by the district administration in various groups. In the earlier course, 70 girls had successfully attended the classes. The coaching would include theory and practical sessions simultaneously, with 8 km of mandatory training during each class.

Thori said to make girls self-reliant and skilled in this highly competitive world, the administration has decided to launch the second phase of this project. He said the administration has already taken several steps to ensure women’s empowerment at various thresholds of society be it a career prospectus or social life. He said in the present competitive world, driving skills are quite crucial and sometimes prove a game-changer from employment point of view. The DC said it was the need of the hour to organise such camps for girls, so that they can be benefited from equal job opportunities.

The DC said the administration after the culmination of the camp would also assist girls to obtain a learner’s driving licence from the Transport Department.

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