Self-defense classes for girls in Karnataka residential schools

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  • The state government will give self-defense training to girl students studying in various government residential schools, Social Welfare Minister Kota Sreenivasa Poojary said on Saturday.
  • The government is considering karate, taekwondo and judo for this purpose under “Obavva self-defense training.”
  • There are 1.82 lakh students studying in residential schools across the state and this training will be given for post-matric students, Poojary said.
  • The government will hire experts on honorarium basis. The training will be conducted¬†twice a week for one hour each during the academic year, he added.¬†Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will launch it on Sunday.

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