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UP girls to train in self-defence

UP girls to train in self-defence

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Lucknow, March 1

Under the ongoing Mission Shakti programme, girl students in more than 40,000 upper primary schools will learn self-defence techniques between March 1 and 31.

According to Vijay Kiran Anand, 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 classes VI to VIII to learn self-defence techniques. Participants will also be given certificates." He further said that the education department has 10,748 physical education instructors who have been given the responsibility to train girl students.

The department has made a provision of Rs 3,000 per school for the purpose.

The trainers will train girls in their own school and a nearby schools as well, said the official.

He said that the main purpose of self-defence training is that is to make the girls physically and mentally self-dependent so that they can face any situation. IANS

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