Around 9,500 girl students studying in 26 city Corporation schools will get training in self-defence techniques.
The programme was inaugurated by Mayor S M Velusamy along with the Commissioner G Latha on the Ramakrishnapuram Corporation Girls Higher Secondary School premises on Wednesday.
Girl students from Classes 8 to Plus Two in the Corporation schools will learn defence tactics from the Aram Foundation, which imparts such training to girls.
The programme will be held for five days from October 28 to 31 and November 4 in different batches.
“The training will boost the confidence of students and help them protect themselves in case of trouble,” said the Mayor after inaugurating the programme. Aram foundation has appointed eight trainers to train the students.
This is the first time that self defence is being taught to girl students which was one of the announcements during the Corporation budget 2013/14 held in the second week of March.
A couple of months ago officials in the Education Department of the civic body gave training to physical education teachers in the city through Aram Foundation trainers.
K Sugumar, Pollachi MP, G Latha, Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner, S Sivarasu, Deputy Commissioner, KR Jayaram, east zone chairman, M Perumalsamy, chairman of south zone and P Rajkumar, north zone chairman were among those present on the occasion.