In­dian army train­ing girls along LoC

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

UDHAMPUR, IHK—To teach girls self de­fence tac­tics, Army has started train­ing mar­tial arts to girl stu­dents in re­mote ar­eas, par­tic­u­larly bor­der area in Jammu and Kash­mir.

“The Army has ini­ti­ated a four week mar­tial arts course for girl stu­dents in re­mote ar­eas,” PRO De­fence North­ern Com­mand, Col S D Goswami said Wed­nes­day.

A to­tal of 40 girl stu­dents in dif­fer­ent age group from six schools of Now­shera bor­der tehsil are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the course which aims at de­vel­op­ing self con­fi­dence apart from mak­ing them phys­i­cally ro­bust and psy­cho­log­i­cally em­pow­ered, Col Goswami said.

The course un­der Op­er­a­tion Sadb­havna is be­ing con­ducted at Govern­ment High School, Seri will fo­cus on phys­i­cal train­ing and me­chan­ics of self de­fence for girls.

The train­ing is be­ing con­ducted by an Army sol­dier, a qual­i­fied Black belt in Judo, he said.

Dur­ing the course, the stu­dents will mas­ter the art of hand-to-hand com­bat be­sides var­i­ous tech­niques of mar­tial arts, PRO said.

Col Goswami said ad­vanced course of the mar­tial arts train­ing is planned by the Army for se­lected stu­dents who gain pro­fi­ciency in it.—RK

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