Panaji (Goa) – Mrs. Vidya Gawade, President of State Women’s Commission said that she would recommend to the Government to introduce self-defence training to girl students at the school level. The ‘Goa State Women’s Commission’ handles cases related to the oppression of women and other such issues. (Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti have been emphasising the importance of self-defence training for more than 18 years and conducting self-defence classes. – Editor)
Self-defence demonstration was presented during the meeting
Mrs. Vidya Gawade added that the matter of imparting self-defence training to girls from schools through the Womens’ Commission was earlier raised, but it took a back-seat as schools were closed down due to the Corona pandemic. Recently, in a meeting with the Union Minister of Women’s Commissions in other States, Mrs Smriti Irani, a suggestion was made on self-defence training to girls.
This will be additional work for the Women’s Commission if self-defence training is imparted to girls through them, but it would be more convenient to impart such training as part of curriculum of schools and under the subject of physical training. Five basic methods of self-defence can be taught under such a scheme and girls would easily learn these 5 methods of self-defence since it is a compulsory subject and a part of the curriculum.