Kakinada: Self-defence for girl students

Acharya Nagarjuna University starts training in karate to girl students.

GUNTUR: An alumnus of Acharya Nagarjuna University saddened over the growing attacks on girl students has started self-defence training through karate to the girl students in the ANU on Saturday. Eve-teasing and harassment incidents are being registered frequently in the ANU campus after the alleged suicide of architecture student Rishite-swari due to alleged ragging.

Recently, former student of ANU Law College, Chandu Srinivas Rao came to ANU for alumni meeting, elected as Law Students Association (alumni) secretary and decided to pay back to the ANU which offered him good education. Speaking to this newspaper, training programme coordinator Mr Srinivas Rao said that during 1999-2004, he studied BL and ML in the ANU and presently running a school in Parchur in Prakasam district.

He said that the attacks on girl students saddened him. So, he decided to offer self-defence training to girl students free of cost. He said that Hydera-bad-based Rudramadevi Self Defence Training Institute came forward to give training in karate and other self-defence techniques. ANU College of Science principal Victor Babu asserted on the need for self-defence training to girl students.

ANU hostels chief warden Prof. L. Jayasree opined that self-defence techniques definitely would save the girl students during attacks. ANU Vice-Chancellor Prof. A. Rajendra Prasad and other professors decided to offer self-defence training to the girl students, including inmates who were living in the hostels on the ANU campus. Coordinator Srinivas Rao said 1,000 students joined the self-defence training on the first day. Presently, three days of training would be offered and after the exam another 15 days of training would be given to the girl students.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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