Self-defence course in Ooty’s historic women’s college

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 8, 2019, 5:34 am IST
Updated Mar 8, 2019, 5:34 am IST
Umashankar also stressed the importance of learning self-defence as a woman.
Self defence training held at KAP4 held as part of International Women’s Day.  (Representational image)
 Self defence training held at KAP4 held as part of International Women’s Day. (Representational image)

Ooty: The NCC girl cadets at the Providence College for Women (PCW) at Coonoor near here, the first women’s college to have come up in Nilgiris five decades ago, vowed to learn self-defence and impart it to girls in the villages around.

The NCC Unit of PCW, in collaboration with Junior Chamber International-Coonoor in order to commemorate the World Defence Day and International Women’s Day, organised a self-defence demonstration class at the college.

 

Umashankar, karate instructor with the aid of the NCC cadets, demonstrated and explained simple techniques and tips to protect oneself during emergency (if any) in day to day life. He also stressed the importance of learning self-defence as a woman.

Elaborating on the need to learn self-defence during college days, Ms Cynthia George, the NCC officer at the PCW, said that in the present circumstances with facilities and training modules available to learn self-defence techniques, it is highly useful to get trained in them, which also keeps one physically fit besides giving confidence and courage to face the world.  She assured that her NCC cadets would also impart the same to the girl children they cater to in the villages adopted by the NCC unit of the PCW.

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Location: India, Tamil Nadu, Ooty




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