Punjab: Sports Teacher of Govt Schools to be Trained in Karate
Self-defence is an activity that prepares you for the unexpected. It trains and increases your physical and mental health. To coach and train woman, Punjab Education Department has taken a great initiative. They have decided to provide karate training to physical education teachers of the government schools across the state.
A total of 1,155 females will undergo training. The training will start from April 9 across the state.
All the Female physical education teachers (PTIs, DPEs) and other teachers aged up to 50 years will undergo the training in due course train the girl students. The teachers will be receiving 10 days of training as reported by The Tribune.
Once the academic session commences in July, the trained teachers will further train the girl students of Classes 6 to 12 in the respective schools.
The main motive of providing the Karate training is to enhance confidence among the girl students. The aim is to provide young girls with necessary skills to deal with an untoward situation.
Under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA), the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has started allocating funds to state governments. The move aims to provide free self-defense coaching to girl students of Classes 9 and 10.
From this academic session, the state authorities have decided to train their own female physical education teachers. Earlier, Government school principals had to hire private coaches to provide karate training.
Prashant Kumar Goyal, director general, school education, Punjab, said, “earlier we were engaging private coaches. But, now under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan scheme, Centre has provided with the funds for training”.
Adding to it, he said, “We are organizing a refresher course in which teachers have been asked to report for training sessions from April 9 at the Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Sector 32, Chandigarh.”
Deepali is an intern with SheThePeople.TV