A training workshop for young women to protect themselves from molesters and stalkers was conducted by Rotary Club of Poona, D 3131. A team of national-level professionals gave hands-on training to the participants.
“Such a need in unarmed combat was felt and hence our club launched this project with the theme Swayam suraksha he mein apnee raksha,” says Club President Colonel Prem Anand. Once they were taught some basic martial arts, “the women will be able to handle offenders on their own without expecting any help from others in public spaces.”
The 90-minute course can be organised at any venue or an open ground in schools, colleges or residential societies. Every batch has 30 trainees to ensure individual guidance and the technique used is simple, adds Anand.