Swaraksha for Women

“A Women is like a tea bag you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

“Fearless” – another name for Abhaya. Today women live in a society where fear is at the tip of the nose. Rape, molestation, kidnapping, harassment and murder are the most common forms of crime against women in India. But, what we as the responsible citizens of an independent country fail to realise is that instances of harassment can flare up into other bigger heinous crimes against women. And that is when the importance of learning self- defence techniques for women is felt.

The session held on 1 August 2018 was about Swaraksha for women a self-defence techniques session.

‘Swaraksha for Women’ is a simple and effective one hour self-defence training especially for women, which Mr Karthik S Kateel had conducted with the help of his mother Mrs Shobalatha.Mr Karthik started the session asking questions with the students that did they feel frightened or intimidated when out walking alone. How would we react when we are approached by an attacker? Personal safety has become an issue of importance for everyone, but especially for women.

To protect ourselves from such situations Martial Arts Guru Karthik demonstrated us with 5 techniques formulated by him on the basis of physiology and real incidents.

Mr Karthik and his mother together displayed these tricks which does not advocate punches, kicks, blocks which would have been difficult for women who are not trained under martial arts. He also told that these tricks can be learnt by a 6thstdstudent to sixty year old women.

At the end of the session, to entertain the gathering he also demonstrated some of the unique martial arts stunts which really wowed the spectators.

Women does not require men to protect her dignity, she herself can protect it. Despite making rigid laws, instead of redoing the crime of women, there is a growing tendency in the day every day. By using these 5 simple tricks women can be strong and defend themselves in vulnerable situations.

Drug Awareness

Drug abuse is much more dangerous than stealing, goondaism, murder, robbery and terrorism. It is silently kills youth, said Assistant Commissioner of Police UdayNayak.

He was addressing students of St Agnes PU College at a drug awareness programme.

Many students pursuing their studies in Mangaluru are quite far from their parents. Some take to alcoholism and drug abuse following depression. If a student once falls into the trap of drug abuse, it is very difficult to come out of the trap following which their future and family life and social life is ruined. If they are caught by police, then they may be imprisoned, fined or may find difficulty in getting a passport too. As a result, they may find it difficult to get a government job too.

In his message, forensic expert Dr Mahabalesh Shetty said that drug abuse makes a person lose his mental balance besides destroying his or her mental as well as physical ability.

Journalist Mohammed Arif said that it is not possible to ban cigarettes and alcohol overnight as both are multibillion industries. Only self-control would help in solving the problem to some extent. He sought cooperation of all in this regard.

Police inspector Mohammed Sharief gave information on KSP app which would help students and public.

St Agnes PU College Principal SrShamita A.C, Vice Principal SrNorine A.C and Convenor of ‘Abhaya’ TressieMenezes were present.

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