Over 7,000 girls from schools and colleges in Mumbai today displayed their self-defense skills, as a part of an initiative undertaken by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appreciated the self-defense skills of the girls and said the ABVP should expand its programme across the state.
“Now our sisters don’t need to be scared,” he said addressing the girls and parents present at the event held at the Bandra Kurla Complex here.
The girls have been trained by martial arts experts in self-defense and survival techniques as a part of a joint project, called ‘Mission Sahasi, undertaken by the ABVP, the student wing of the BJP, and the Vidyarthi Nidhi Trust.
The girls have been trained to be able to protect themselves with things like their bracelets, pens or ATM cards, in case of any harm. It will certainly give them a chance and confidence to deal with any eventuality, ABVP’s national general secretary Ashish Chauhan said.
Fadnavis expressed happiness that people have become more aware and sensitive to crimes against women.