State and Central governments decide to introduce martial arts to girl students

Monday, December 4, 2017

The State and the Central governments have decided to impart martial arts courses for girl students in all government run schools in the State.

Around 3.88 lakh students would be provided training during 2017-18 in 5,605 schools in the State. Commissioner of School Education Department and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan have issued orders to all headmasters and Project Co-ordinators in the State.

The pilot project will be implemented in all Mandal Praja Parishad Upper Primary, Zilla Parishad High Schools, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, Municipal, social and tribal welfare and model schools in the districts.

Self defence training would be imparted to the girl students of eigth and ninth classes. As many as five agencies have been identified to implement the project in the government schools and Rs.5.15 crore has been allocated for the pilot project. The agencies will conduct both theory and practical classes and train the students as well as the trainers in each school.

The District Educational Officers have been instructed to take measures for successful implementation of the project and they should have to allocate two hours per week for the training in each school.

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