Warangal cops enter Guinness book for self-defence class

Young girls from the city including students from Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, took part in the self-defence training session.

Published: 22nd December 2016 01:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2016 04:03 AM   |  A+A-

Women at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Warangal on Wednesday | Express photo

By Express News Service

WARANGAL: Warangal police has secured a place in the Guinness book of world records for imparting self defence training to 21,276 young girls at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Wednesday.

Young girls from the city including students from Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, took part in the self defence training session. Girls from schools, junior colleges, degree, PG colleges and nursing students from private nursing homes and hospitals started poured in to the stadium early in the morning. A large number of students expressed their desire to join martial art academies to learn self defence.

A majority of the young girls, who attended the session, felt that learning martial arts would help them. DGP Anurag Sharma while appreciating Warangal police commissioner G Sudheer Babu’s effort to popularise self defence among young girls and women. “We want to make them more self-reliant. The training would give lot of confidence to them. Martial art training is a must for girls. It would work as a deterrent to molesters,” the DGP added.


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