August 14, 2017
Bengal Govt to train Kanyashrees in self-defence
The Bengal Government plans to train beneficiaries of the Kanyashree Scheme in self-defence techniques. The three-month training programmes are going to be organised by the Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare.
Kanyashrees, as the beneficiaries are called, constitute a large proportion of the rural and urban girls studying in State Government and State Government-supported schools. The Kanyashrees in Birbhum and Cooch Behar districts have already been given training in karate and other martial arts.
Under the new proposal, girls from all beneficiary schools would be provided training in steps. Funds have also been allotted for the purpose.
Initially, 50 students would comprise a batch from each institution. Equipment for training and the dress would be provided by the government. The trainers would also be appointed by the government. The trainees would receive certificates after completion of the programme.