In a world that’s becoming increasingly aware of the danger that women constantly find themselves in, it has become a necessity to equip them with the means and skills to defend themselves against malevolent attacks and aggression.
Toward this end, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Guru Shree Shantivijai Jain College for Women in Vepery, organised a self defence workshop for women, intended to instill in college girls the skills required to defend themselves.
The one-hour workshop, was presided over by Mrinalini Dhanesh Maher, chairperson of the Chennai Chapter of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries’ Ladies Organisation, and S Sreeram, head instructor of the Tamil Nadu Chapter of Krav Maga.
“This workshop was intended as a way for the college to empower our students against attacks,” said Sumangala, dean of the college, “This is the primary goal of the Centre for Women Empowerment, which has been in existence for the last three years. And this workshop was held under the guidance of our principal, M K Malathi and the Honourary Secretary, Gautam P Vaid,” she added.
Organisors at the event, all members of the College’s Center for Women Empowerment, said that there were around 100 – 120 students, who attended the workshop which was held early on Monday morning and went on until noon.