Delhi police is all set to protect women, launched ‘Sashakti’ – a self-defense training program
Women’s safety and self-defense technique have become a concerned topic in recent times. There are organizations who are providing self-defense training to the women for free. In a recent initiative, Delhi Police has launched a program, Sashakti, an initiative where girls would be trained in easy-to-learn self-defense techniques across the capital.
Over 1,500 girls from more than 50 schools and colleges participated in the event. The crowd cheered as a helium aerostat balloon, with the slogan ‘Surakshit Dilli’ was released in the air. The Delhi police aims to train over 1 lakh girls and women under this program.
The program aims at not just sensitizing females about the lurking dangers, but to overcome them with the help of self-defense training, said DCP Vijay Kumar.
The training is to be given to girls who can’t afford proper training. It was brought into effect on the insistence of district commissioner of police, Anita Roy, who had also been a student of self-defense. Male students have also been given training on how to help women in trouble. Officers also answered queries about cyber crime and given tips for online safety.
The Delhi Police has inculcated a number of safety initiatives. It launched a mobile application called Himmat, which allows women to send a distress call to the Police Control Room and to their relatives in case of an emergency. The police had even trained a group of 40 women in martial arts to deploy at bus stops, metro stations etc.