In the fourth phase of Mission Shakti, the Yogi Adityanath Government will conduct self-defense training in upper primary and composite schools.
This is done to ensure the safety and well-being of girls and their physical and mental self-reliance.
According to a government spokesman, there has been a significant drop in crimes against women in the state over the past five and a half years due to the policy of “zero tolerance” against crime and criminals.
“To ensure proper safety, the students will be trained in the ‘Rani Laxmi Bai’ self-defense program,” said the spokesperson.
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Director General, School Education, Vijay Kiran Anand has prepared detailed guidelines for the successful implementation of the self-defense program.
An action plan has been drawn up for the education of the girls. This training will start in December 2022 and will continue until February 2023.
Health and physical education instructors and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) sports teachers will train physical education, sports, art and music to all girls studying in the school during the prescribed period.
The training takes place under the direction of the director of the school. In addition, a teacher from the schools will also be involved during the training, who will be continuously present during the girls’ internship period.
During the warm-up activities in the first week of the program, a practice exercise is held with the children to make them aware of the safety measures, laws and helpline numbers, etc.
For convenience, a booklet developed by Women and Child Protection Organization Headquarters, 1090 Lucknow, based on key laws related to crimes against women and children, will also be read and discussed with the children in detail.
At present, a total of 10,158 health and physical education instructors and 10,904 instructors and teachers are working in 746 KGBVs in upper primary and composite schools under Samagra Shiksha.
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