Women get self defense tips during railway journey

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 May 2018 11:43:30



Staff Reporter

Chhattisgarh has carved niche to be the first state in the country to impart self defense training to the woman passengers during train journey under weeklong programme ‘Rail Garjana’ here. Noted self defense trainer Harsha Sahu demonstrated training skills to the passengers during trains’ halt at Raipur Railway Station.Taking initiative in view of increasing violence against women in moving trains, GRP (Chhattisgarh), Police and social organisation organised week-long (from May 14 to 20) ‘Rail Garjana’, in which woman passengers will be imparted training for self defense at Raipur,Bhilai, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and Raigarh railway stations. State leading self defense trainer Harsha Sahu along with her team members will give defense tips to woman passengers on platforms as well as in the moving trains.

Superintendent of Railway Police (SRP) Milna Kurrey, IPS was personally present along with Deputy Superintendent of Police (Rail) T R Kanwar during training in the running train between Raipur-Durg. They assured the lady passengers that Chhattisgarh Government Railway Police is going to help them in all possible way during any odd situation. Hasha Sahu taught the lady passengers techniques of self defense and how to use general objects like pins, bangles, wrist watch, pen, clips, etc. as self defense tools during odd situation.