Hyderabad: The Commissioner, School Education has decided to conduct self-defense training classes for girl students in the State. The department officials have sanctioned an amount of Rs. 1.38 crore to hold self-defense classes of three-month duration in 1,544 government schools from December to February.
Commissioner, School Education, T Vijaya Kumar has directed the District Education Officers (DEO) to issue necessary instructions to school headmasters to provide training to girls in martial arts like Kung Fu, Karate and Judo through qualified trainers in coordination with District Sports Development Authority. The trainer must have proper certification from National Institute of Sports in Martial Arts/University Certificate in Judo and should have one-year experience in martial arts training in government institutions.
The self-defense class will be conducted twice a week for one hour duration.
The trainers are to be paid a monthly salary of Rs.3,000 and at the end of the training session, a demonstration by the trained girls will be arranged. The school education authorities have released Rs. 2.79 lakh for 31 upper primary government schools and Rs.1,36,17,000 for 1513 secondary schools with an enrolment of over 100 students.