The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD Ministry) has asked all states to make Self-Defence training a part of physical education curriculum for girls in schools.

Last Updated: 2013-03-01T14:46:09+05:30

HRD Ministry Asks for Self-Defence Training In Schools

New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD Ministry) has written to all states to ensure that, Self-Defence training is made a significant part of the physical education curriculum, for all school girls. Declaration for the same was made by HRD Minister of State, Shashi Tharoor, during today’s question hour session of the Rajya Sabha.
While making the announcement, he affirmed that, in January, the ministry wrote to all education secretaries in the states, saying particularly, that from the upper primary level, physical training classes must include self defence training for girls. Supporting the decision, he went on to add that this initiative is indeed a very justifiable concern, as the crime against women in the country is increasing every day.
M M Pallam Raju, the HRD Cabinet Minister of India, was also present at the session. On a supplementary question on moral education in schools, the HRD Minister responded that the government was taking it very seriously. Pointing out the importance of moral education, he added that with the help of moral values education, country’s current demographic profile can be converted into an advantage.
To support of the Raju’s answer, Tharoor further added that last year, in the month of November, the minister launched a new values education kit, which will cover subjects like, respect for environment, gender and various other kinds of values people need to abide by, while living in a modern society.
- By Iti Agarwal
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