The Delhi Police Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) is empowering girls/women of every strata of the society by imparting the techniques of self defence through Self Defence Camps and Workshops etc. for facing in any untoward situation since 2002.
Through this wing, girl students, housewives across the NCT of Delhi are trained in basic Self Defence Techniques and taught how to make use of things like ‘Dupatta’, Pen, Handbags and other items available with them to protect themselves from attacks by anti social elements, criminals, snatchers etc.
This training helps in building the self confidence in girls/women so that they do not feel vulnerable and also encourage them to join professional combat courses in future. Self defence techniques training classes, summer and winter camps, as well as one day self defence workshops all over Delhi are being organized by the Self Defence Wing of SPUWAC, Nanakpura, free of cost.
A step ahead, Self Defence Wing, SPUWAC, Delhi Police has entered into a MOU (Memorandum of understanding) with Directorate of NSS (National Service Scheme) in the presence of Meeta Rajiv Lochan, IAS, Secretary (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports) and SK Gautam, IPS, Special Commissioner of Police/SPUWAC.
The MOU was signed by Pankaj Kumar Singh, Director of NSS on behalf of Directorate of NSS, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Sh. B.L. Suresh, DCP/SPUWAC on behalf of SPUWAC Delhi Police. The function was attended by over 400 NSS Volunteers and staff of SPUWAC, SPUNER and Senior Citizen security Cell.
DCP (SPUWAC) B L Suresh said that this collaboration will also help to organize training on various women issues including Self Defence Techniques Training Programmes. By this programme volunteers of NSS will become the Ambassadors and take forward this initiative of Delhi Police further in the Society which will play an important role relating to Women safety and security.
In the coming six months Delhi Police will train approx. 40,000 NSS volunteers.
The officials stated that on this occasion, certificates were also distributed to the NSS volunteers of Bhagini Nivedita College, Kair Village, Najafgarh, Delhi who performed demonstration on Self Defence Techniques at Adarsh Auditorium, PHQ/ Delhi police Jai Singh Road, New Delhi.