New initiative: UPSDM will give self defense training to 10 thousand girls under pilot project

Self-defense training will be given to girls at ITI and UPSDC centers of all districts after the pilot project.

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM) has decided to provide self-defense training to 10,000 girls in 16 cities of the state under a pilot project.

Vocational Education and Skill Development Minister Kapil Dev Aggarwal, who arrived as the chief guest, started this project from World Bank Women’s ITI, Aliganj and with this the three-day self-defense training started here. Apart from this, training has also started in three other centers of the district, ITI Mohanlalganj, Women’s ITI Charbagh and ITI Charbagh. On this occasion, the Chief Guest also gave ‘Nirbhaya Kit’ consisting of Chain Alarm, Safety Whistle, Spray and Stinger to the girls.

The Self Defense program is being conducted under the SANKALP (Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion) program of UPSDM while the training is being conducted by Skilled Trainers under the supervision of Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure-Skills Council (SPEFL-SC). is being given. The program aims to empower women and girls by teaching them self-defense techniques and tactics.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Minister  Kapil Dev Agarwal said that by learning self-defense techniques, women can gain confidence and skills to defend themselves and fight against attackers. This six-month pilot project will positively impact the lives of 10,000 daughters. After this pilot project, it will be started in ITI and UPSDM training centers in every district of UP.

UPSDM Director, Andra Wasmi while stressing on the importance of self defense training said that this initiative has been started with the aim of empowering women and girls. In this training, they are being taught skills along with technology. The program is based on best self-defense practices and techniques from some of the best fighting systems in the world, and focuses on the importance of physical and mental fitness.

Tehseen Zahid, CEO, SPAFL-SC, appreciated the initiative and said that it has helped him gain confidence and self-defense. got the skills.

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