NEW DELHI: The south district police saw the successful completion of a nine-day-long Judo-Karate camp organised for children, young women and housewives of Naraina on June 20.
The camp had a total participation of over 450 and was part of the district's pro-active policing approaches.
Said assistant commissioner of police (ACP), A K Singh: "The purpose of the workshop was to get women to take active steps towards self-dependency and self-reliance, especially girls, after the rape cases. The children have been very enthusiastic about the camp."
Over 125 young women between the age of 15 to 25 years participated in the camp.
Forums like the RWAs, civil defence, HSPOs, senior citizens, industrial associations and market associations had been spoken to to garner publicity and support for the camp.
The participants were trained by 11 professional trainer including two lady trainers.
Certificates were handed over to the participants by deputy commissioner of police (southwest), Deepandra Pathak. This however, wasn't the southwest district police's first endeavour to drill the need for self-defence. Mayapuri police station conducted a similar workshop for its local residents. The department now will shift focus to its Inderpuri station for the same purpose.
Asked if the practice will be continued round-the-year, ACP Singh said: " We will organise these camps whenever there is a need. This seemed an ideal time as children were on their summer break." Participant were encouraged to carry on with the practice of the lessons learnt to help face tight situations.
"Delhi Police's self-defence class ends successfully." Asia Africa Intelligence Wire 25 June 2005. Popular Magazines. Web. 11 Nov. 2009.
Gale Document Number:A134558264
United States Judo Association - USJA
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