The Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies in collaboration with the Special Unit of Police for Women and Children organized a 10 days voluntary Self-Defense Workshop for girls in the college, under the guidance of Office of Director, Academics and Students’ Welfare (A and SW). The faculty coordinator for this training was Ms. Mona Gupta. The workshop took place between 4-17 September 2018. The training was provided by Head Constable Ms. Sushila, Head Constable Ms. Neetu and Constable Ms. Pooja who have been working with Delhi Police for last 15 years. A total of 40 girls from different streams of the college attended the workshop.
The workshop began with the address by Dr. Shilpa Khatri Babbar, Director, A and SW talking about the importance of self-defense and how it has become mandatory in today’s fast-paced, growingly unkind world. She highlighted that self-defense training helps women build not just upon their physical but also their mental and emotional strengths.
The girls were introduced to the importance and nitty-gritty of the Himmat Plus App, an initiative by Delhi Police for the protection of women across the city. The third day of the workshop was attended by Mr. Vineet Vats, to inspire and boost the students’ morale.