November 20, 2019
Second edition of ‘Tejaswini’ workshop from Nov 23
The second edition of Tejaswini, a self defense workshop for women, will kick off on November 23. The workshop will continue till November 27. During the workshop, women police personnel will also be given self defense training along with the citizens.
In 2018, Kolkata Police officials got some ideas on training women after the Sukanya project was a hit. The police thought of providing self-defence training to women citizens. Last year more than 350 women took part in the workshop of which majority of the participants were from the age group of 20-25 years.
Experts in martial arts and combat styles will train the participants. They will be taught how to resist a sudden attack and buy time before help arrives. The aim is to build confidence among the women who goes out of their homes regularly.
To participate in the workshop, willing applicants may apply on the website of Kolkata Police. They can also register themselves at the Police Athletic Club located opposite East Bengal Club, which is also the venue for the workshop. The workshop will be held from 8 AM and 10 AM from November 23 till November 27. The applicants will have to go through a preliminary fitness check to ascertain their mental and physical preparedness before the start their training.