Army to train border girls in martial arts in Jammu and Kashmir

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.

PTI May 10, 2016 20:37:15 IST
Army to train border girls in martial arts in Jammu and Kashmir

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir): 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.

Army to train border girls in martial arts in Jammu and Kashmir

A total of 40 girl students in different age group from six schools of Nowshera border tehsil are participating in the course. (File image) Getty images

"The Army has initiated a four week martial arts course for girl students in remote areas," PRO Defence Northern Command, Col SD Goswami said on Tuesday.

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.

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