Budgam, Aug 23: In a move to empower and protect schoolgirls in the Budgam district, martial arts training is being provided to them.
This initiative aims to equip the girls with self-defence skills and boost their confidence. The training program includes various martial arts techniques such as karate, taekwondo, and judo.
Expert trainers have been hired to teach the girls the fundamentals of self-defence and combat.
"The training sessions are conducted in a safe and supportive environment, with emphasis on physical fitness, mental discipline, and self-control. The girls also learn about situational awareness and strategies to handle potential threats or attacks. This initiative is commendable as it not only focuses on the physical aspect of self-defence but also promotes mental and emotional well-being", said coach Syed Shujaat Shah.
Coach Shah further said, "It encourages the girls to be independent, self-reliant, and fearless. By providing martial arts training to school girls in Budgam, they are being given the tools and confidence to protect them in challenging situations".
It also sends a powerful message about gender equality and the importance of women empowerment in society", said a player Syed Urfi Rizvi while speaking to ANI.
In addition, player Sakina Yousuf said, "Overall, this initiative is a positive step towards creating a safer and more inclusive environment for girls in Budgam".
"By equipping them with martial arts skills, they are being prepared to face any adversities and live a life of empowerment and independence", another player added.