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Thane schools give self-defence classes to students

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Self-defenceIn order to protect children against crime committed against them, schools in Thane have started giving self-defence lessons to help them during emergencies.

Thane has seen a nearly 100 percent rise in kidnapping cases between 2011-2013.

To counter the threat, some city schools are equipping students in self-defense techniques. With lessons in martial arts to counseling, children are being trained to handle emergencies confidently.

Apurva Wadikar, a self-defense professional said that There are some situations where quick thinking can save you from trouble. “We have designed the training in such a way that youngsters can confidently deal with a challenge,” she said.

A resident said it is a good thing that schools have taken up such an initiative. ” Going by what is happening around, it is a good move by schools to include self-defense lessons in their curriculum,” he said.


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