Delhi LG Asks to Add Self Defence Course in School Curriculum

Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal
Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal

The Lt. Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, reviewed the law & order situation in a meeting with other officials. The meeting held Thursday covered issues such as safety of women, community policing, and use of technology in Delhi Police.

Lt. Governor was informed about the initiatives taken by Delhi Police to ensure safety of women in Delhi such as joint group patrolling / integrated checking being organized by local police, traffic police, and PCR.

In 2017, 29,732 joint integrated checkings were conducted. Citizen centric initiatives of Delhi Police including self-defence courses for girls / women were also reviewed. In 2017, 1,79,079 women / girls have been trained.

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Lt. Governor also stressed upon the need for integrating self defence training programmes in school curriculum and directed the Chief Secretary, Delhi to coordinate with the authorities concerned for its implementation.

Lt. Governor was also informed about the measures adopted by Delhi Police in the field of Community Policing like Police YUVA, Mitra, Pehchan, Prahri, etc.

He appreciated the efforts of Delhi Police under ‘YUVA’ scheme and desired to expand it further. He also stressed upon one app for entire Delhi Police to offer all services at one platform to make it citizen centric.

Lt. Governor emphasized that the initiatives taken by Delhi Police, particularly its apps and helpline numbers should be made more interactive and disseminated extensively for awareness and benefit of the public. He noted that dissemination of information and community outreach is need of the hour and should be suitably promoted.

Photo courtesy: LG Office

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